“Naam Bade Darshan Chote”: Sunil Gavaskar’s No Holds Barred Take On Off Colour RCB Star

Apr16,2024



Royal Challengers Bangalore's scare continued on Monday as they suffered their fifth consecutive defeat in IPL 2024. This time it happened against Sunrisers Hyderabad after losing by a record 287/3 – the highest in T20 franchise cricket history. With the defeat, RCB's path to the playoffs has become even more difficult. For the game, RCB left out two big stars – Mohammed Siraj and Glenn Maxwell. Despite having the reputation of being a big-hitter, the latter has not been able to perform well in IPL 2024.

His scores in IPL 2024 are 0, 3, 28, 0, 1 and 0. Before the game vs SRH, Sunil Gavaskar criticized the Australia star.

Sunil Gavaskar was quoted on Star Sports as saying, “He is unable to play fast bowling. Balls bouncing up to his chest or shoulder height are troubling him. He can hit every ball below his waist, but that Not the ball above.” By Hindustan Times.

He also told how Glenn Maxwell will remain on target. “In India, till April 20 the weather is in favor of fast bowling on Indian tracks. And when the fast bowlers make the breakthrough, Maxwell will definitely find himself at a disadvantage. This is exactly what we say in Hindi,” Big name but small philosophy, Gavaskar said.

“And it's not just Maxwell. A lot of big players are having trouble understanding the bowling. So when he's out in the match, the balls that are low will score runs against him.”

Talking about the RCB vs SRH game, Travis Head scored the fourth fastest century of IPL in 39 balls to take his team to 287/3. In reply, Dinesh Karthik played a very entertaining innings for Royal Challengers Bangalore and scored 83 runs in just 35 balls. However, with the help of Pat Cummins' three wickets, Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 25 runs.

It was a memorable run-fest for all T20 fans as 549 runs were scored in the match, which is the highest total for a T20 match.

After the match, Glenn Maxwell announced that he is going on a break from IPL.

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