Andre Russell starts new innings on different pitch

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New Delhi : West Indies swashbuckling all-rounder Andre Russell all set to become singer! Yes, the news is true. The 28-year-old is taking music lessons from Dwayne Bravo.

Russell has signed a deal with LA-based Venus Entertainment Group, which had launched the international careers of Bravo and Hindi musician Arko, for a Hinglish club song.  Russell says, "Cricket has always been my first love, but I am fond of singing and dancing too. We Jamaicans love music; it runs in our blood."

He will soon shoot the video of the single, produced by LA's GeminiMusiq that was associated with Justin Bieber's album, Sorry. "I even recorded the song at the same studio as Bieber. I will visit India later this month to see if I can rope in a Hindi actress for the video. I'd love to feature Priyanka Chopra or Deepika Padukone in the single. Since I am not playing cricket now, I thought it'd make sense to utilise my time constructively. That's how I came up with idea to put together a single."


Banned for a year for a doping violation in January, Russell met B-Town sex siren Mallika Sherawat in New York recently and got talking.