“Salary Aa Rahi Lekin Performance Nahi”: Ex-India Batter Lashes Out At Glenn Maxwell After RCB’s Loss vs LSG

Apr3,2024


Glenn Maxwell in action© BCCI

All-rounder Glenn Maxwell produced another flop show for Royal Challengers Bangalore in their IPL 2024 match against Lucknow Super Giants on Tuesday. The Australian star has had a consistent poor performance in the current season and has been out at 0, 3, 28 and 0. Their poor play has affected RCB's overall performance as the team has registered only one win in four matches. Before the season, RCB was considered to be one of the teams with the strongest batting order, but so far the Bengaluru team has disappointed its fans.

Recently, former India batsman Manoj Tiwari had targeted Maxwell and said that the 35-year-old all-rounder is breaking the trust of RCB by only taking his salary and not performing well for the team.

“RCB has always been seen as a batting-heavy team but at the moment neither the batsmen are scoring runs nor the bowlers are recovering. And you see Anuj Rawat in the middle order, he was performing so well in the first match. But as per his nature he is not able to give pace to the innings. (RCB has always been considered a batting heavy team but their line-up has failed to perform well. Neither their batsmen are scoring runs nor “Nor are their bowlers performing well. (Middle) order, a batsman like Anuj Rawat has not performed well after playing a good innings in the first match,” Tiwary told Cricbuzz.

“It can be understood that there are emerging players but in such a situation, even after spending time with such big players, if you are not able to learn, then it means that you should pay attention and keep going. Especially the big players when the team Retain players like Glenn Maxwell, their salary goes up from time to time but their performance does not. (I understand that you are a young player but you are also surrounded by some of the top players in your team. If you You don't have clarity on how to go about the game, so I think you are not focused. Well, I would say that the management is also showing so much faith in Maxwell by retaining him, but he will only get time. -Being paid on time and not being able to deliver match-winning performances for the team,'' he added.

RCB had lost to Lucknow Supergiants by 28 runs in their previous match in Bengaluru on Tuesday.

Anuj Rawat played a disappointing innings of 11 runs in 21 balls from Marcus Stoinis, while Maxwell was out for a duck off the bowling of young fast bowler Mayank Yadav.

LSG were put to bat and managed to post an impressive score of 181/5 after Quinton de Kock's inning of 81 runs in 56 balls.

In reply, RCB struggled to build meaningful partnerships which led to their collapse as the hosts lost by 28 runs.

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