first_imgWorld Cup 2019: I am a fast bowler, not medium pacer, says annoyed RussellWorld Cup 2019: Andre Russell said he is annoyed with people terming him has a medium-pacer, even though he is capable of bowling over 90mph.advertisement Press Trust of India NottinghamJune 1, 2019UPDATED: June 1, 2019 08:55 IST Andre Russell picked 2 wickets against Pakistan during their World Cup match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, on Friday. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWest Indies” Andre Russell said he is a fast bowler and not a medium pacer, which people generally think of him as.”I think they underestimate me,” Andre Russell said after picking 2 wickets against PakistanWest Indies defeated Pakistan by 7 wickets in their first World Cup 2019 match on Friday”I am a fast bowler,” thundered West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell Friday, reminding all who are only in awe of his incredible power-hitting.Russell returned with figures of 2/4 in West Indies’ seven-wicket thrashing of Pakistan at the Trent Bridge, starting their campaign in the World Cup on a high note.”A lot of people have been saying I’m in the team as a big-hitting batter but they don’t remember I’m a fast bowler,” said Russell after the match.”I think they underestimate me. I’ve been jealous in the past couple of years because people have me down as a medium-pacer. When I see ‘Andre Russell’ come up on the big screen and I see ‘medium-pacer’, I’m like, who are they talking to?’.”Actually, I’m annoyed. Who’s responsible for that stuff should change medium-pacer to fast.”Russell lit up the Indian Premier League with a flurry of of fours and sixes, the incredible hitting drowning the fact that he can also bowl fast.”At the end of the day I’ve showed them I can bowl 90mph. I think they should put some respect by my name. Today, when you turn up and see a (bouncy) pitch like that, it gives you a vibe to bowl fast, an energy to bowl fast.”Russell is confident he will be fit for the side’s second match against Australia on June 6, despite limping heavily after his match-turning spell in the thumping win.”I’ve been playing for years with these knee injuries,” Russell said after the match.advertisement”And sometimes it feels worse than some days but, at the end of the day, I’m a professional. I know what to do to get back. I think I have five days before the next game so that is more than enough time to get my knee back to normal and get it settled.”Let’s just see what happens. I have a good physio team, massage team, hereso they’re going to be working with me closely for the next couple of days,” Russell said.Also Read | World Cup 2019 organisers to refund fans stuck in queues during West Indies vs Pakistan gameAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Sarfaraz Ahmed wants to forget Pakistan’s bad opening dayAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Andre RussellFollow West Indies Vs Pakistanlast_img

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