In the 43rd match of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Royal Challengers Bangalore outclassed Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets. RCB notched up their seventh victory in IPL 2021 to almost confirm their qualification for the second stage of the tournament.
Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, have made things difficult for themselves as it was a must-win match for the franchise. As the Wednesday fixture was extremely important for both sides, it was natural to see the players getting pumped up and the tempers flaring on the match field.
One incident that became the talk of the town happened between Glenn Maxwell and Chris Morris. Maxwell was the hero of the match as he slammed a quickfire fifty to take the team home. However, apart from his carnage on the field, the batter also gained the limelight for his interaction with the RR all-rounder.
The indecent took place in the 13th over of the second innings when Chris Morris was bowling his third over. On the third delivery, Srikar Bharat smashed a stunning maximum over deep square leg. The same didn’t go well with Morris and he tried to intimidate the youngster.
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Maxwell, who was standing at the non-striker’s end was a witness to all the happenings and he found it necessary to defend his young teammate. The Australian star walked to Chris Morris and told him, “Don’t take on youngster, take on me, I am here.” Maxwell didn’t stop at this only as he also gave a perfect reply to the RR bowler with the willow.
When Morris was brought back in the 17th over, Maxwell caused carnage on the match field. The batter smashed the South African veteran for a total of 22 runs. The scoreboard for that particular over read, 6, 2, 4, 2, 4, 4. The entire episode made the cricket fanatics love Maxwell a little more.
Meanwhile, RCB now has 14 points under their belt and are currently third in the standings. The team needs just one more victory to confirm their qualification for the playoffs.