When Andre Russell asks for a helmet in the middle of his innings, you would wonder at least a medium pacer has come into the attack if not the fastest bowler in the world. But on Wednesday, it was a ball from a spinner that compelled Russell into wearing a helmet. Probably, this is what it means to see cricket changing over the years.
In a format shorter that the T20, the T10 league has been in itself a huge change. And to see events like add to it.
19-year old Afghanistan spinner Qais Ahmad came down to bowl just another delivery, and with a few adjustments in his usual action, bowled a kind of high bouncer that would make many a seam bowlers proud.
But the biggest weapon in it was the surprise element. Russell’s shock probably came out as anger when he was staring at Ahmad, who had every right to do what he did.
— Willow TV Canada (@willowtv_canada) November 20, 2019
The Northern Warriors needed 61 off 30 balls as the ever-dangerous Andre Russell took strike to face Bagla Tigers’ leg-spinner from Afghnistan- Qais Ahmad.
How Twitter reacted to Qais Ahmed’s bouncer-
That bouncer by Qais Ahmed to Andre Russell was a cracking one..
Just showed what bowlers must do to power hitters..
Absolutely loved it maan ?? #T10League2019 in Abu Dhabi
Great contest to watch. Excellent keeping too ??
— Rohan R Shanbhag (@rony619619) November 21, 2019
Ball of the year! Andre Russell! Probably the keep knew a bouncer was on its way, cool take. Qais Ahmed Bouncer. How many such deliveries are we going to see in the IPL? https://t.co/Td9tp9CEfz
— Bagawati Prasad (@Baggs0404) November 21, 2019
Should be known as the “Qais Ahmad bouncer” from now. Shahid Afridi would be proud.
— Rohit Sankar (@imRohit_SN) November 20, 2019
Qais Ahmed almost took Andre Russell’s head off
— Aashim (@broken602) November 20, 2019