The Jamaican all-rounder, who said he was honoured by the accolade, by virtue of his posts on Instagram, seems to spend much of his time in lockdown honing his already considerable skills in anticipation of a resumption in play in the T20 leagues across the world and the T20 World Cup in Australia in November.
“My main focus currently, is ensuring that I perform to the best of my ability every time I am given the opportunity to play cricket. With the World T20 swiftly approaching, I just want to take things one day at a time and give myself and my team the best possible chance of winning that tournament,” Russell said.
After an outstanding 2019 during which he scored more than 1000 runs at a strike rate of 182, Russell believes he can be even better than he did last year.
“My body feels amazing and things are really going well for me out in the middle. In the past, I was able to win a lot of matches with brute force, however, I have made strides in regards to my timing and technique. I am very excited for the months ahead.”