On Sunday, Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore made a comeback in the second leg of the IPL 2021 after getting defeated in two matches of the league as it defeated Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians by 54 runs in the game which was played at the Dubai International Stadium.
The toss was won by the five times champion MI and it decided to bowl first. Though the start of RCB was not good as it lost opener Devdutt Padikkal quite early and he was not able to open his account, Virat Kohli (51) along with Srikar Bharat (32) stabilized the innings. However the highlight of the RCB innings was the batting of Glenn Maxwell who scored 56 runs in 37 balls and his innings included 6 fours and 3 sixes. RCB gave a target of 166 to MI but despite getting a good start, MI could not carry on the momentum and the whole team got out for jus 111 in 18.1 overs.
Other than openers Rohit Sharma (43) and Quinton De Kock (24), no other batsman of MI was even able to touch the double digit mark. For RCB, Harshal Patel took 4 wickets, Yuzvendra Chahal took 3 wickets and the Player of the Match Glenn Maxwell took 2 wickets.
Recently the former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag talks about Glenn Maxwell and how he plays. Viru says that Glenn Maxwell is certainly very talented but sometimes he doesn’t use his brain properly. Sehwag added that in the match against MI, Maxwell used his brain because of which he was able to score runs. Virender Sehwag makes it clear that he is not against Maxwell but he is against his style of playing the game as the former Indian cricketer opines that Maxwell doesn’t apply himself according to the situation of the match.
As per Virender Sehwag, Maxwell has a lot of talent but he should his brain and score runs for the franchise which he plays for as he gets paid almost 2 million dollars every year but he does nothing.
Hopefully, the Australian all-rounder will listen to the words spoken by Multan Ka Sultan and improve his performance in every IPL match. RCB’s next match is on September 29 against Rajasthan Royals which is on the 6th position in the points table with 4 wins and 5 losses in the 9 matches that it has played till now.