Ebene Magazine – Glenn Maxwell finally opens the first six in the IPL after 1079 days

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Maxwell had played for Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) last year and had a dismal run of just over 100 runs.

Published: April 10, 2021 1:13 p.m. |

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Glenn Maxwell of Royal Challengers Bangalore plays a shot during the 2021 Vivo Indian Premier League game. (Photo | PTI)

CHENNAI: Glenn Maxwell, batsman for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), said that he must have felt good after beating two sixes against Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) opener in 2021 when he didn’t hit a single six last year.

Maxwell had for Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) and had a dismal run with just over 100 runs. During his stint, the right-handed batsman failed to score a single six for the side.

However, at the IPL 2021 opener, the batsman managed to change his fortune by playing 39 runs, including two sixes. RCB defeated the Mumbai Indians with two wickets on Friday in a thrilling encounter here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

« It definitely felt good. I didn’t hit a single six last year, I got Virat on it reminds me that I didn’t hit a six last year. To hit one from the middle it’s a bit of a monkey of the back. It’s nice To start off well and have the captain on the other end, my job is a little easier « , Maxwell said to Harshal Patel in a video posted on IPL’s official website.

Harshal Patel put on a formidable bowling performance ahead of the AB de Villiers masterclass when RCB defeated the Mumbai Indians with two wickets. Harshal had picked five wickets (three in the finals) to limit the Mumbai Indians to 159 runs in the allotted 20 overs. As a result, he became the first bowler to take a fifer in the IPL against the Mumbai Indians.

In response, RCB came over the line on the final ball thanks to a good hit from De Villiers in the death overs. For RCB Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers played 39 and 48 shots respectively. Skipper Virat Kohli also played a 33-run 29 ball stroke.

« Obviously it felt great. It was my first fifer in the Twenties which felt special and this came against a pitching lineup so good it was Cherry on top. The ball was starting to sway a little so I wanted to hit her on the toes.  » and if they miss it will hit the stumps and I knew if they wait for the Yorkers, my slower balls can really be fooled. So I was just trying to mix it up and get as many wickets as possible, « said Harshal said Maxwell.

 » When I got there I told AB de Villiers that I was with you and that we would win this game become. Of course, when you get to the winning runs it doesn’t matter if it’s a limit or a single, it’s a special feeling. Great day in the field, « he added.

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