Royal Challengers Bangalore’s emphatic 10-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals on Thursday was made all of the extra gratifying by Yuzvendra Chahal, who led the post-match banter within the dressing room. One of Chahal’s grouses was Glenn Maxwell “making a simple catch look hard” in the course of the match and getting a telephone as a reward for it. “I took two catches, made difficult catches look easy. That guy in the corner (pointing to Maxwell) made a simple catch look hard,” mentioned Chahal, to which Shahbaz Ahmed added, “Just for a phone.” The frustration was obvious.
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“Yuzi bhai makes a difficult catch easy because he plays for the team. And a few people make an easy catch difficult just for a phone,” Shahbaz chipped in.
Chahal took his criticism to Mike Hesson, RCB director of cricket. “I took two catches,” mentioned Chahal. Maxi took just one catch,” Chahal complained, before trying to recreate how Maxwell took the catch diving in front and on to the ground.
“Just for the telephone,” Chahal added. Hesson said, “Very Smart”, only to elicit a firm “no” from Chahal.
Maxwell, to not miss out on any type of banter, had just a few gems in retailer as a reply.
Amid accusations of “TV diving” relating to his catch, Maxwell mentioned, “The fact that you took one catch is a miracle enough. But two in a game – the batters are silly enough to hit it to you twice.”
The banter adopted what was a complete efficiency by RCB as they chased down 178 in simply 16.3 overs.
Opening batsman Devdutt Padikkal hit his maiden IPL century and remained unbeaten on 101 off 52 balls. Captain Virat Kohli made 72 not out off 47 balls.
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