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Kolkata Knight Riders shared a recent post where the franchise seemed to have found all-rounder Andre Russell’s lookalike and that happens to be a fictional character from the iconic Rocky 3. It happens to be James “Clubber” Lang and the character was played by Mr. T. From the hairstyle to the beard and the muscles, KKR feels that the two have a lot in common. The post by the franchise read, “Doppelgänger Alert 😱 Also Read - Cricket: Ramesh Powar Returns as Head Coach of Indian Women's Cricket Team, Replaces WV Raman

– That hairstyle ✅
– That beard ✅
– Those muscles ✅
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Like how Clubber Lang tormented the boxing arena in the eighties, mighty @Russell12A makes ’em bowlers shiver in fear today 💥💣.”

Russell would be expected to play a huge role for the franchise after he along with Sunil Narine were retained in the squad ahead of the auctions. With KKR bringing Carlos Brathwaite on board, the franchise will have a lot of Caribbean flavour in the mix.

Retained: Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti

Released: Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson, Tom Curran, Cameron Delport, Ishank Jaggi, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Javon Searles

Players added:

Carlos Brathwaite – Rs 5 crore

Lockie Ferguson – Rs 1.60 crore

Anrich Nortje – Rs 20 lakh

Nikhil Naik – Rs 20 lakh

Harry Gurney – Rs 75 lakh

Yarra Prithviraj – Rs 20 lakh

Joe Denly – Rs 1 crore

Shrikant Mundhe – Rs 20 lakh

IPL is slated to start from March 23 in India.