WATCH: Andre Russell goes to Ground on Facing a Bouncer from Leg Spinner Qais Ahmad

Published 11/21/2019, 7:35 AM EST
Andre Russell faced a bouncer from leg spinner Qais Ahmed in the Abu Dhabi T10 League (Image: Sony Liv)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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-

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