Glenn Maxwell faces his Duck Duck Go moment

Mumbai: Glenn Maxwell, who used to bat explosively in yellow jersey for Australia, becomes a very weak player when he comes to IPL. Maxwell, who has scored five centuries in T-20 International for his national team, is still waiting for his first century in IPL. Leave aside the century, in the 17th season of IPL, his team RCB can be happy that Maxwell has opened his account. In fact, against Mumbai Indians on Thursday night, this star batsman of Royal Challengers Bangalore returned to the pavilion without scoring any runs in four balls. This was his third time in the current season when he was out on the score of zero.

Glenn Maxell’s performance in the last six matches
0 vs MI
1 vs RR
0 vs lsg
28 vs KKR
3 vs PBKS
0 vs CSK

In trouble

When Glenn Maxwell was out at the Wankhede Stadium, Royal Challengers Bangalore were in dire need of him. Rajat Patidar had rescued the team from trouble by scoring a stormy half-century. Now Maxwell had to maintain the same momentum of run flow, but once again his well-known weakness against spin became the villain. Shreyas Gopal, playing his first match of the season, finished Maxwell’s job on the very second ball of the over. Gopal bowled a brilliant googly on full length around the off-stump, Maxwell picked the wrong line as he tried to flick and missed completely. The ball hit the pad just in front of the stump and the umpire showed no hesitation in raising his finger.

Equaling the shameful record: This was the 17th time in the IPL, when Glenn Maxwell has been out without opening the account, with this he has joined a special club of batsmen who have been out for zero the most number of times in the tournament. Rohit Sharma of Mumbai Indians and Dinesh Karthik of RCB have also been out 17-17 times without opening the account. However, among the batsmen who have been out on 0 most number of times in IPL, the names of Rashid Khan, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine and Mandeep Singh come, all of them have been out 15-15 times without opening the account.


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