'3000 runs behind Kohli' – Glenn Maxwell teases Virat Kohli after reaching the 7000-run landmark in T20s

‘3000 runs behind Kohli’ – Glenn Maxwell teases Virat Kohli after reaching the 7000-run landmark in T20s

Maxwell scored an unbeaten 30-ball 50 against Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday.

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell. (Photo Source: Twitter/Royal Challengers Bangalore)

Glenn Maxwell, on Wednesday, September 29, reached the 700-run mark landmark in T20 cricket. The Victorian achieved the feat while playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their match against the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League 2021 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. He scored a handy 30-ball 50 with six fours and one six, helping RCB win by seven wickets.

He stayed unbeaten and it was his 69-run stand with KS Bharat that set the platform for the run-chase. However, it was Yuzvendra Chahal, who walked away with the Player of the Match for picking up two wickets and bowling at an economy rate of 4.50. In the meantime, Maxwell decided to have some fun with RCB skipper Virat Kohli after the team’s thumping win against the Royals.

During the post-match dressing room chat, Maxwell was heard saying, “3000 runs behind Kohli”. Interestingly, Kohli became the fourth batter to notch 10,000 runs in the T20 format. The 32-year-old reached the milestone during RCB’s match against Mumbai Indians at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Here’s the video featuring Glenn Maxwell

After the match, Maxwell was happy with how the Challengers made a comeback after Evin Lewis and Yashasvi Jaiswal got the Royals off to a flying start. Maxwell, RCB’s leading run-scorer in the ongoing edition, said that he’s felt pretty much at home while playing for Kohli and Co.

“We played really well, they got off to a flier but to bring it back in the last 10 was outstanding. I felt good from the moment I’ve come here, got into a nice routine at training, it’s clicking for me nicely as well. I suppose, don’t think RCB is different to any other franchise,” Maxwell was quoted as saying after the match.

Maxwell also lauded Bharat, who scored 44 off 35, after Devdutt Padikkal and skipper Kohli perished in pretty quick succession. He said that sending Bharat up the order wasn’t an experiment on RCB’s part.

“Nice to be able to have a bunch of guys doing different things, instead of aligning with just one particular player. KS Bharat is a genuine top-class batter, won’t call him batting at No. 3 as an experiment. It’s working beautifully for us at the moment,” he added.