Once again a West Indian player lands into the world of debates. Last year in the BBL it was Chris Gayle who was in the center of controversy and this year Andre Russell is right in his place. Russell’s bat was the very first thing people noticed when he came out to bat.
The Big Bash League season six has officially started today. The Sydney Thunders are playing the opening game against the Sydney Sixers. The Sixers won the game by none wickets. Thunders failed to put up a good score a decent batting surface. Andre Russell when entered the ground to bat, there was a big black think in his hand and every eye in the ground was on that thing. Soon the crowd and the commentators realized that it was a bat. Now it was full black with hint of pink on it.
The grip was of pink color and then there was some pink on this sticker. Russell must have painted his bat black it seems. He came out to bat and hit a couple of powerful shots with it. There was hardly any abnormality found in his bat apart from the color. Now people did post questions on the legality on this bat. Cricket Australia was quick enough to sense the matter and they now have addressed it as well. As per the Cricket Australia statement, there is nothing wrong with the bat.