Glenn Maxwell’s banter with Yuzvendra Chahal: You changed training groups so that you don’t have to bowl to me

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Indian Premier League: RCB’s official Twitter handle have shared a video of new recruit Glenn Maxwell involved in banter with seasoned spinner Yuzvendra Chahal ahead of their opener against Mumbai.

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Courtesy: Twitter/RCBTweets

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Maxwell and Chahal are seen sharing a light-hearted banter ahead of IPL 2021
  • You changed groups so that you don't have to bowl to me: Maxwell said
  • RCB will lock horns with MI in the IPL 2021 opener in Chennai on April 9

Royal Challengers Bangalore, ahead of the 14th edition of the marquee T20 league, bought Glenn Maxwell for a whopping INR 14.2 cr in the IPL 2021 auction. Despite a poor performance by the Australian megastar in the last IPL edition, for the Punjab Kings, fans have a lot of faith in the Big Show coming back to form this season.

As far as his banter form is concerned, it’s right on point and who better than Yuzvendra Chahal to share a joke with! The RCB duo are seen in a video posted the official Twitter handle of the RCB (RCBTweets) sharing a fun moment.

In the video, Chahal asks Maxwell: How many catches will you take off my bowling in these two months?

Maxwell says many and adds: ‘You tell me, how many catches will you take off my bowling?’

Chahal responds: ‘At least one.’

Maxwell says: ‘Nah, not even a single.’ (laughs among the two).

— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) April 9, 2021

Meanwhile, RCB captain Virat Kohli said that Mumbai Indians are a very strong team but RCB cannot afford to focus on the strength of the opposition. He reckoned that cricket is a game of moments and in that moment one can be the best in the world with his self belief.

"I truly believe that we have to focus on our skill and our strength as a side. Mumbai obviously is a champion team and they know how to win this competition, we know the strength of their team. So, if we focus too much on that then we are not going to focus on what we can do. At the end of the day you are playing cricket, it's a game which is played on the day, in the moment and in that moment you can be better than any guy in the world if you believe yourself to be," Kohli said.

The match between MI and RCB will start at 7:30 pm IST on Friday. RCB have lost 8 out of their last 10 matches against the five-time champions.