IPL 2017: KXIP captain Glenn Maxwell irritated at ‘shit’ question, storms out of press conference

first_imgIt was a night to forget for the Kings XI Punjab, who were handed a 51-run drubbing by Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League match at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Saturday. (More IPL News)Sam Billings (55) hit his second IPL half century and New Zealand left-hander Corey Anderson’s brisk 39 off 22 balls gave Daredevils a strong total of 188/6.Kings XI Punjab were tied down early by the left-arm spin of Shahbaz Nadeem (2/13) and later seamers Chris Morris (3/23) and Pat Cummins (2/23) picked up five wickets between them to restrict the opposition to 137/9.No.7 batsman Axar Patel top-scored with 44 before Morris clean bowled the left-hander off the last ball. Both teams now have four points with two victories, but Daredevils have played one game less than Kings XI. (We failed in all three facets of the game, rues Kings XI Punjab captain Glenn Maxwell)Facing the media afterwards, KXIP captain Glenn Maxwell was asked about his weakness against spin bowling and the Australian all-rounder reacted angrily before walking out of the conference.Maxwell was out for a duck to Delhi leg-spinner Amit Mishra.”That’s a shocking question,” Maxwell said.”Do you understand in the last three games I’ve hit leg-spinners for six repeatedly?”S*** question,” he said before leaving the room.Maxwell, who was made the KXIP captain before the start of this edition, has scores of 44 not out, 43 not out, 25 and 0.Maxwell’s episode is the latest addition to foreign players losing their cool in a fast-paced tournament like the IPL. (Manjrekar says, ‘I can be critical but never insulting’ on Kieron Pollard)advertisementEarlier, West Indian and Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kieron Pollard had gone on a tirade against Sanjay Manjrekar because he somehow believed the former Indian batsman had called him “brainless” on air while commentating on his batting limitations.However, all Manjrekar had really said was that Pollard did not have the the range to play up the order at No.3. The temperamental West Indian was convinced Manjrekar had crossed the line and ended up tweeting some very harsh words to express his disappointment.last_img read more

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