Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batter Glenn Maxwell opened up about his knock in the 15th game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). He said that he felt good to get back in rhythm and that achieving something in front of the home crowd was special for him.
Glenn Maxwell played a spectacular knock for RCB against LSG and helped his side post a gigantic total on the board. The right-hander came to bat after the home side lost Virat Kohli for 61 runs. He continued from where the opener left and came out all guns blazing.
Maxwell took LSG bowlers to cleaners and smashed them all over the park. He brought his A-game and scored runs at a very fast pace. The right-hander scored 59 runs in 29 balls and also stitched a 115-run partnership with skipper Faf du Plessis, who scored unbeaten 79 runs.
The Australian batter batted with a strike rate of over 203 and helped RCB post a total of 212 runs on the board. He was dismissed in the last over as Mark Wood rattled his stumps with the thunderbolt. However, did all the damage before he was back in the hut and put opponents under pressure.
IPL 2023 | India National Cricket Team | Chennai Super Kings (CSK) | Delhi Capitals (DC) | Gujarat Titans (GT) | Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) | Lucknow Supergiants (LSG) | Mumbai Indians (MI) | Punjab Kings (PBKS) | Rajasthan Royals (RR) | Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) | SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH)
Glenn Maxwell opened about his innings and said that his innings today was a big step forward on his road to recovery and also gave a slight insight about the conditions. Speaking during the mid-innings break, he said:
“Felt better, haven’t really done it for five months. Nice to get some match rhythm. To do it front of the home fans is special. I am certainly over the rehab, it’s a tiring routine that I’ve to go through. Hopefully, I’ll be back to full fitness in a couple of months. This is a nice and big step forward. There was a bit of variable bounce. The balls were keeping low from a back of a length. It’s drier than the other night.”
RCB vs LSG: “Bishnoi and Krunal bowled extremely well in the first few overs,” says Glenn Maxwell
With the way RCB were going in the start, it seemed that would go past 230 runs. But LSG spinners Ravi Bishnoi, Krunal Pandya, and Amit Mishra bowled exceptionally well to restrict the run flow.
Maxwell lauded Bishnoi and Krunal for restricting the run flow, saying that they put them on the back foot after the powerplay. He further added:
“Bishnoi and Krunal bowled extremely well in the first few overs. They kept us back after an electric powerplay. We have to be really good with our lengths and hopefully, we can continue to hit the top of the stumps. I got one over in the first game which was exciting, it’ll be nice to get to the bowling crease and then run around the outfield a bit.” he concluded.