New Delhi, March 30: Swashbuckling West Indies batsman Andre Russel was seen practicing slog hits at nets during the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) training session ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018. Also Read - IPL 2020: Gautam Gambhir on Real Reason as to Why Dinesh Karthik Handed KKR Captaincy to Eoin Morgan

“The big-hitting Jamaican has returned to #Kolkata! A cracking pull shot here, a blistering drive there! The #KKR fans got their first glimpse of @Russell12A at Jadavpur University Campus Ground this evening,” Kolkata Knight Rider tweeted. Also Read - IPL 2020, MI vs KKR: Irfan Pathan, Aakash Chopra Slam Dinesh Karthik's Decision to Hand Over Captaincy to Eoin Morgan

Earlier, Venky Mysore, CEO, Kolkata Knight Riders had decided to retain Russel and his West Indies team-mate and mystery spinner who can bat in the top order Sunil Narine for the upcoming season of the lucrative tournament.