‘Try being a decent person instead of spreading abuse’ – Glenn Maxwell calls out social media trolls after RCB’s loss to KKR

‘Try being a decent person instead of spreading abuse’ – Glenn Maxwell calls out social media trolls after RCB’s loss to KKR

Daniel Christian also had to bear the brunt of online abuse.

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has lashed out the social media trolls after RCB’s four-wicket loss to the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Eliminator of IPL 2021 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. With the loss the Challengers bowed out of the tournament and the game also happened to be Virat Kohli’s last as the skipper of the team.

Maxwell, RCB’s leading run-scorer this season, couldn’t perform on Monday, October 12. The veteran got out to Player of the Match Sunil Narine after scoring 15 at under a run-a-ball and couldn’t get a wicket in the three overs he bowled.

The Victorian was appalled by the reaction of trolls and he termed it ” absolutely disgusting”.  Maxwell didn’t forget to express gratitude to the more respectful fans, who stayed beside the team through thick and thin.

Thank you to the REAL fans, says Glenn Maxwell

“Some of the garbage that has been following on social media is absolutely disgusting! We are human beings who are giving our best each and every day. Try being a decent person maybe instead of spreading abuse,” Maxwell wrote.

“Thank you to the REAL fans that shared love and appreciation for the players giving their all! Unfortunately there is some horrible people out there that make social media a horrible place to be. It is unacceptable!!! Please don’t be like them,” he added.

Apart from Maxwell, all-rounder Dan Christian also had to endure abuse on social media platforms. The netizens didn’t even spare his partner, who ended up facing brickbats as well. Thereafter, Christian urged the fans to not resort to abuses.

“I didn’t have a great game tonight, but that’s sport. However, please leave her out of it,” Christian was quoted as saying.

Christian had a tough time in Sharjah against KKR. The pacer leaked 29 runs off 1.4 overs and had to bear the brunt of Narine’s power-hitting during the Knight Riders’ run-chase. Narine smashed him for three sixes to make KKR the favourites.

After finishing their campaigns for RCB, Maxwell and Christian will join the Australian team for the 2021 edition of the T20 World Cup, starting October 17.