IPL 2018: Twitter Goes Savage on Glenn Maxwell as CSK Restricts Delhi Under Par Score
The business-end week of the IPL saw back to back classic T20 encounters over the last four days. However, the fixture on Friday turned out to be a dead rubber with Chennai Super Kings already qualifying for the playoffs. And, Delhi Daredevils already out of contention long back in the tournament.
That said, there was no shortage of excitement at Ferozshah Kotla with the crowd welcoming Superkings and MS Dhoni by dressing up in yellow.
Prior to this match, the ground witnessed various high scoring thrillers this season. As a result, DD’s captain Shreyas Iyer went on the record to state that 190 is just par batting first.
As it turned out, the hosts struggled to bring down the hammer on CSK bowlers consistently to post a target around 190. The likes of Lungi Ngidi, Ravindra Jadeja and Shardul Thakur ended up choking the Daredevils batters.
After a sluggish start provided from the top order, Harshal Patel and Vijay Shankar propelled the Delhi Daredevils score to 162. However, the failure of Glenn Maxwell was the centre of attraction within the masses on Twitter.
Here’s how Twitter reacted
— BitterSweetSymphony (@PluviophilePoet) May 18, 2018
— Vijit Mahaur (@Vijit_Mahaur) May 18, 2018
— Selvam (@AGR_Selvam) May 18, 2018
— Jaddu (@ArmyJaddu_99) May 18, 2018
— Sushil Pathak (@sushilpathak) May 18, 2018
shardul thakur gets wicket in place of takes wicket #DDvCSK
— bhaiya ek mild (@badtripAF) May 18, 2018
And we rcb fans expect DD to win against MI . 🤦🏻♀️ #DDvCSK
— Palak Jain (@pk_jain307) May 18, 2018
— 🇮🇳Chowkidar Vidyanand Shetty🇮🇳 (@vvshetty) May 18, 2018
#DDvCSK DD playing with a plan which everyone knows
— Deven (@moksha58166954) May 18, 2018
Match ad on Urmi Estate building, Lower Parel
Super Macha !! pic.twitter.com/HKaiZkMYZC
— rg (@thookpatti) May 18, 2018
Since Glenn Maxwell's stunning breakthrough IPL season in 2014 when he scored 552 runs at an average of 34.50 he has only scored 781 more runs in four seasons at an average of 20.55. #DDvCSK #IPL pic.twitter.com/Ul8csDNg4r
— The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) May 18, 2018
Ricky Ponting could have selected himself in the team than Maxwell. #DDvCSK
— Uday Kumar (@udayas84) May 18, 2018
Now it's again lungi wins against pant….#DDvCSK
— Alok Dubey (@Alok_Dubey777) May 18, 2018
— ^Chhola Bhatura^ (@ZiddiInsaan) May 18, 2018
Wrong shot for that delivery and it epitomizes the horror season Glenn Maxwell’s had in #IPL2018. One of the worst spells of his career. Sad to see because he’s such a good player when on song 😌 #Maxwell #GlennMaxwell #DD #DelhiDaredevils #DilDilli #DDvCSK #DDvsCSK #IPL #Cricket
— Vishnu (@vsvvi93) May 18, 2018
oh no abhishek but its okay its only your 2nd match you have long way to go and learn #DDvCSK
— guanlin_w1 (@101Guanlin) May 18, 2018
#DDvCSK acha test match chl raha.
— chowkidar jammie tammie (@Jammie153) May 18, 2018
This might be Glenn Maxwell's last ipl match😝#DDvCSK
— RAJAN🤔 (@rjnptweets) May 18, 2018
Are our bowlers so good today? Fuck yeah 😀 Dream bowling lineup with Chahar and Lungi in their prime form, Jaddu, Bhaju pa to contribute some in the middle and Bravo, Thakur at the end #DDvCSK
— Shyam Sundar (@shyind) May 18, 2018
No. of opening pairs used by each team in this IPL: DD – 8 RR – 7 RCB – 7 SRH – 5 CSK – 3 KXIP – 3 KKR – 3 MI – 3 #DDvCSK
— #PAKvAUS #IPL2019 (@StarCricket) May 18, 2018
After two tight games, here’s DD for comic relief – take away a big Pant score and they shrink. Get them on the couch.#DDvCSK
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) May 18, 2018
(IPL for DD)
— 𝓜𝓪𝓻𝓿𝓮𝓵𝓵𝓸𝓾𝓼 (@Marvellous_Capt) May 18, 2018
— Vivek Thakur (@vivektomar2003) May 18, 2018
— #indianfirst (@uthraGC) May 18, 2018
Looks like no one cares to watch and even players are not interested in this one sided boring match anymore…
— Jameshubert (@ImJames_) May 18, 2018