'I lied' - James Neesham and Glenn Maxwell indulge in a hilarious banter on Twitter

Glenn Maxwell reckoned that he appreciates the honesty displayed by Neesham.

Jimmy Neesham and Glenn Maxwell
Jimmy Neesham and Glenn Maxwell. (Getty Images and Twitter_

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Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) all-rounder James Neesham and Glenn Maxwell are known to be good friends on and off the field. The two shared a good camaraderie with each other in the just-concluded 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) and were found laughing at each other’s expense.

Speaking on a podcast, the New Zealand all-rounder admitted to having a good bond with Maxwell and also called the latter a “nice guy”. However, Neesham was in a mood of having some fun as he made a cheeky confession on Twitter regarding his statements for Glenn.

“Jimmy had a lot to say because he was in quarantine. Also, he said the big show – Glen Maxwell – is a good guy,” wrote Andrew Mulligan, who shared the podcast on Twitter.

Neesham was quick to reply as he stated that he lied in the podcast about the Australian star. Maxwell didn’t disappoint the Kiwi cricketer as he soon came with a reply too. Glenn reckoned that he appreciates the honesty displayed by Neesham.

Neesham quoted the tweet and responded, “I lied @Gmaxi_32”. To this Maxwell replied, “I appreciate it.”

Glenn Maxwell and James Neesham had a bad run in IPL 2020

Both James Neesham and Glenn Maxwell had a poor run in the 2020 edition of the T20 Championship as they didn’t come in handy for their IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab. The Australian all-rounder, who was picked by KXIP at a staggering amount of INR 10.75 crore at the IPL 2020 auctions, is considered as one of the biggest flops of the season and invited massive criticism for his poor form.

In 13 games, Maxwell managed to score just 108 runs at a strike rate of 101.88. His highest score was 32 and the power-hitter couldn’t smash even a single maximum. Meanwhile, he bowled 21 overs in IPL 2020 and picked 3 wickets at an economy of 8.04 and an average of 56.33.

The Kiwi all-rounder Jimmy Neesham, who was making a comeback in the Indian league after a long time, was no better as in 5 fixtures he picked 2 wickets at an economy of 9.86 and an average of 74. Meanwhile, he scored a mere 19 runs with the willow in 5 matches he featured in.