During the 2021 IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Punjab Kings (PBKS), the third umpire seemingly made a mistake by not ruling Devdutt Padikkal out on a review for a chase. However, there appeared to be a distinct peak on the Snickometer. The decision caused a stir on Twitter as fans expressed their dismay at the call and slaughtered the third umpire.
On the cricket front, RCB all-rounder Glenn Maxwell put on a demonstration of first-class stroke play in the first innings to lead his side to a decent total of 164/7 for PBKS.
Sharjah’s pitches have been very slow this year, and all matches played at the venue have been low-scoring business to this day. But Maxwell’s superior batting ability caused the RCB side to score the highest total in Sharjah this year.
Fans also applauded Glenn Maxwell for his amazing knockout and released some intriguing content about his past association with the Punjab franchise. Here are some of the best reactions:
We have found a good combination where we have both depth and clarity of roles: RCB batting coach Sanjay Bangar
RCB batting coach Sanjay Banagar believes the RCB has struck an optimal balance in their batting lineup this year. Ahead of the match against PBKS, on the air, Sanjay Bangar gave his thoughts on what worked for the RCB batting unit this year, saying:
“We have found a good combination, where we have both depth and clarity of roles. Virat Kohli opens consistently, AB de Villiers has been given the finisher role. We wanted a change in our middle order and Maxwell did his job very well. KS Bharat has consolidated at number 3 in the few opportunities he has had and also hired spinners, so quite a few things have gone well for us this season.”
In today’s game, the field is still slow and not easy to save, so it will be interesting to see if the Punjab Kings can chase the 165 goal.
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