‘I apologized to him while I was batting’ – Glenn Maxwell teases KL Rahul after shining for Australia post a flop IPL season
Glenn Maxwell was terrific while bringing 45 off 19 for Australia against India in first ODI
Updated - Nov 28, 2020 1:41 pm
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell raised all the eyebrows when he came up with a stunning performance for Australia against Indian in the first ODI right after having a terrible IPL season. He displayed his thunderous form by scoring 45 runs off just 19 deliveries and took Indian bowlers to the cleaners. Now he has even jokingly said that he has apologized to KL Rahul after his stellar performance for Australia on the last day in Sydney.
It was only a few days back when Maxwell was literally struggling to find the rhythm in IPL 2020 edition. While being the part of KL Rahul led KXIP, he was the part of all the matches except the last one but failed to shine on even a single occasion. He scored just 108 runs in 11 innings with a paltry average of 15.42 and maintained a dismal strike rate of 101.88. It was only noted that he failed to hit a single maximum in the entire IPL 2020 season.
On the contrary, he was outstanding with his sixes in the first ODI against India. He received criticism from all the people in the cricket fraternity for his terrible form in IPL but continued being the part of Punjab squad owing to his previous form. But it seemed like magic when he turned in the national jersey as his terrific knock helped Kangaroos post a huge 374 for six on the board.
Here is Glenn Maxwell’s comment after his terrific knock
I apologised to him while I was batting 😂 🦁 🙏 #kxipfriends ❤️
— Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) November 28, 2020
Glen Maxwell’s score was laced with five fours and three sixes and shared a significant 57 runs stand with another stunner Steve Smith. Chasing the humongous total, India lost the way of its chase game owing to the early loss of wickets. And, the team could only touch 308/8 in return. Innings by Shikhar Dhawan and Hardik Pandya became the backbone of India’s batting setup.
The Australia star responded to a tweet by Jimmy Neesham, who also impressed people with his performance for New Zealand the last day. He also had a dismal IPL season but did well for the national team. Maxwell wrote to him, “I apologized to him while I was batting.” The comment was in context with his IPL performance, and KL was referred here.