IPL 2022: Glenn Maxwell likes a controversial tweet about his RCB teammate Virat Kohli
Australian broadcaster by the name of ‘7 Cricket’ made the headlines for all the wrong reasons of late. They came up with an irrelevant stat comparing Indian Test captain Virat Kohli and Australia’s fast bowler Mitchell Starc. The official Twitter handle identified as ‘7 cricket’ observed that Mitchell Starc has been a better performing player compared to Virat Kohli in Test cricket since the start of 2019.
The majority of the fans didn’t like the comparison as it is totally illogical and clueless. The Twitter handle posted Mitchell Starc and Virat Kohli’s batting average as a stat and captioned the post as “Your stat of the day”. Meanwhile, fans were not happy with the comparison as they lashed out at the broadcaster for coming up with this sort of statistic.
Since the start of 2019, Mitchell Starc’s batting average is 38.63 while Virat Kohli’s batting average is 37.17. Well, it’s true that Kohli hasn’t raised his bar in the last 2 years. Although he chipped in with fifty-plus scores, he didn’t create waves in international cricket. He is yet to end his international century drought.
It’s been a long time since we saw the run-machine dominate the game. His last international century came against Bangladesh back in 2019. Since then, Kohli has been struggling to score a century across formats.
IPL 2022: Glenn Maxwell likes a controversial tweet about Virat Kohli
Meanwhile, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell who came across the controversial tweet decided to like it in the first place. Maxwell played under Virat Kohli’s captaincy for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League.
Glenn Maxwell and Virat Kohli are good friends on and off the field. The majority of the fans were of the opinion that Maxwell shouldn’t have liked the controversial tweet since it was about the baseless comparison.
For the first time, Maxwell had a breakthrough season in the Indian Premier League 2021 season. RCB fans were happy that the Australian all-rounder played really well for them in the last season. In fact, he was one of the top run-getters for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2021.
The RCB team management was well and truly satisfied with Maxwell as the latter justified his selection right every single time. His performance was one of the big reasons why the RCB reached the top 4. As a result, Royal Challengers Bangalore decided to retain him for INR 11 crore for the upcoming season of IPL 2022.
Meanwhile, Kohli is part of the ongoing Test series against South Africa. He played the first Test match at SuperSport Park in Centurion. Kohli scored 35 runs in the first innings and 18 runs in the second innings. He did not play the second Test due to upper back spasm.
However, he is recovering well and should be fit enough to play the third and final Test. In fact, he also received throwdowns from head coach Rahul Dravid ahead of third day’s play of the second Test. The last Test kicks off on January 11 at Newlands in Cape Town.