Thursday, October 28, 2021

Was this player’s IPL career over? One phone call from Kohli changed life


New Delhi: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeated Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in the 43rd match of IPL 2021 played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on the basis of the brilliant innings of all-rounder Glenn Maxwell (50 not out). RCB captain Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bowl first. Batting first, Rajasthan scored 149 for 9 in 20 overs. Chasing the target, the RCB team won the match by scoring 153 for three in 17.1 overs with Maxwell’s unbeaten 50 off 30 balls with the help of six fours and a six.

This player became Virat’s biggest weapon

Mustafizur Rahman took two wickets for Rajasthan. With this win, RCB are in the third place in the points table with 14 points winning seven matches in 11 matches. In this match, Glenn Maxwell once again finished the match for the team from RCB and scored 50 runs in 30 balls and took the team easily on the way to victory. With the arrival of Glenn Maxwell, the team of RCB now seems to have changed and former West Indies cricketer Brian Lara has credited team captain Virat Kohli for the inclusion of Maxwell in RCB. Everything is going well for RCB in this year’s IPL.

Was this player’s IPL career over?

Brian Lara said in a special conversation with Star Sports, ‘Glenn Maxwell was in very bad form in the year 2019 and 2020. It seemed that his IPL career would be over. I want to name one man and that is Virat Kohli. Can you imagine that Virat Kohli’s call for Glenn Maxwell to come and join the RCB team and I am sure that alone would have boosted his enthusiasm and confidence.

Maxwell continues to score runs for the team

Harshal Patel has been taking wickets continuously for the team and Chahal has also done well for the team by going to UAE. Maxwell is also consistently scoring runs for the team and the pair of captain Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal are adept at giving the team a good start. Regarding Maxwell, Team India’s explosive former opener Virender Sehwag had said, ‘Maxwell does not lack talent, but sometimes he fails to use his mind. Sometimes he is not able to play according to the circumstances.

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