On Wednesday night, Royal Challengers Bangalore managed to end their three-match losing streak after defeating the defending champions Chennai Super Kings by 13 runs. It was a complete team effort from the RCB as every player in the playing 11 contributed to the vital victory. However, there still was a blemish on the perfect win as Glenn Maxwell and Virat Kohli were involved in a terrible mix-up between the wickets during their batting.
After the match, the Aussie all-rounder addressed the running between the wickets while batting alongside the former Indian skipper. Glenn Maxwell has told Virat Kohli that he can’t bat with him during a conversation in the dressing room.
After a vital win over the Yellow Army, the atmosphere in the RCB’s dressing room was electrifying. In an official video shared by Royal Challengers Bangalore, the team members could be seen talking about the key takeaways from the game.
In the same video, Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell could also be seen involved in friendly banter. The Aussie all-rounder teased the former India skipper by saying that he can’t bat with him as he runs too fast.
For those who don’t know, the ‘Big Show’ got run out against CSK for three runs, trying to respond to Kohli’s call for a quick single.
‘You get ones and twos, I don’t’ – Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli started the banter with Maxi in the dressing room by calling the Aussie all-rounder “greatest injured player in the history of the game.” Glenn Maxwell was carrying a niggle in the game and he still returned with a brilliant spell of bowling, scalping two wickets.
“That was a good win, so important (in the context of the IPL 2022 playoff race). The greatest injured player in the history of the game (laughs). 2/22 in four overs,” Kohli teased Maxwell.
Glenn Maxwell responded by saying “I just can’t bat with you. You run too fast, you run too fast. You get ones and twos, I don’t.” As the two teammates shared the light moment.
Meanwhile, RCB Director of Cricket Mike Hesson also heaped praises on Maxwell for his bowling effort against the four-time champions.
“He was exceptional, obviously, he got a bit of a niggle. But we knew how important he was not just to the left-handers but also to getting hit to the big side by the right-handers. He has got good control of length, that’s important,” said Hesson.
Watch the video here:
RCB v CSK, Dressing Room Celebrations
The smiles and laughter returned & the players celebrated the win with the customary victory song. We also asked Maxi, Harshal, Siraj and the coaches about last night’s win against CSK.#PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #IPL2022 #RCB #ನಮ್ಮRCB pic.twitter.com/uW5hl7b4ko
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) May 5, 2022