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Glenn Maxwell labelled ‘most overrated IPL player’ by ex-RCB star, heated debate ensues after another batting failure



Glenn Maxwell labelled 'most overrated IPL player' by ex-RCB star, heated debate ensues after another batting failure

The Royal Challengers Bengaluru registered a 3rd successive win in IPL 2024 on Saturday, beating the Gujarat Titans by 4 wickets to leap to the seventh spot within the desk. RCB had been reeling on the backside of the desk for over a month earlier than the conflict in opposition to the Titans; nevertheless, the aspect kickstarted a revival with a win over Sunrisers Hyderabad final week and hasn’t appeared again since. RCB’s win in opposition to the Titans was additionally their second in opposition to the aspect this 12 months.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s Glenn Maxwell reacts after being dismissed by Gujarat Titans’ Joshua Little(AP)

Nevertheless, whereas the aspect appears to be like to have gained some momentum because the season heads in direction of its enterprise finish, one participant who’s but to enhance his fortunes is their star all-rounder, Glenn Maxwell. Whereas the Aussie star has been essential with the ball in a few of their matches, his batting prowess – his main function within the aspect – has been lacking.

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On Saturday, Maxwell did not make a mark once more, as he was dismissed on simply 4 off three balls, as RCB endured a scare of their modest 153-run chase. After the opening duo of Virat Kohli (42) and Faf du Plessis (64) added 92 runs off simply 5.5 overs within the chase, the lineup faltered as not one of the middle-order batters might attain double figures.

From 92/1, the aspect confronted 5 wickets whereas including 25 runs earlier than Dinesh Karthik and Swapnil Singh finally held their nerves to information RCB to win. Even because the aspect received, former India wicketkeeper-batter Parthiv Patel, who has additionally performed for RCB, did not mince his phrases as he lashed out at Maxwell for his inconsistent performances this 12 months.

Taking to his official X, previously Twitter, account, Parthiv known as Maxwell the “most overrated cricketer” within the league. “Glenn Maxwell….HE IS THE MOST OVERRATED participant within the historical past of IPL…” he wrote.

As Parthiv’s remark sparked excessive reactions, he hosted a ballot to make his level additional. He requested the followers to check Maxwell’s performances with Australia to these within the IPL, and an awesome majority picked the previous.

“My level precisely. He hasn’t translated his worldwide type and popularity to the #IPL. Given the alternatives he’s had throughout franchisees, his efficiency has been very underwhelming,” Patel wrote as he posted the screenshot of the ballot’s outcome.

Maxwell’s inconsistency in IPL

Since becoming a member of RCB, Maxwell has been an necessary participant for the aspect; he notched up 400 runs within the earlier season, whereas the 2021 season noticed him breaching the 500-run mark for under the second time (513 runs in 15 matches) in his IPL profession. Nevertheless, Maxwell needed to endure an inconsistent patch along with his former franchise, Punjab Kings. He barely crossed the 100-run mark (108 runs in 13 matches) through the 2020 season, and his scores within the 2018, 2016 and 2015 editions, too, had been poor (169, 179, and 145, respectively).

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