Digital Desk, New Delhi. Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell teased Afghanistan spinner Mujib ur Rehman on Wednesday and said ‘I taught him to play reverse sweep’. Maxwell and Mujib played together for Kings XI Punjab in the 13th season of the Indian Premier League.
The all-rounder had a poor run in the tournament as he managed to score 108 runs in just 13 matches and failed to hit a single six for the first time in his eight-season IPL career.
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The Melbourne Stars, led by Maxwell, did not miss the opportunity to pull the leg of the spinner who is currently playing for the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League. Mujib played a reverse sweep shot to Rashid Khan against the Adelaide Strikers at Brisbane Cricket Ground on Wednesday.
Mujib scored four runs from that shot. On this reverse sweep of Mujib, Maxwell wrote on Twitter, “I didn’t do much in the last IPL, but I am sure that I taught Mujib how to play reverse sweep.” #yourewelcomeheat.
I didn’t do much this last IPL, but I’m pretty sure I taught Mujeeb how to play that reverse sweep #yourewelcomeheat
– Glenn Maxwell (@ Gmaxi_32) December 23, 2020
Mujib scored 18 runs off 10 balls which included one six and two fours. Captain Jimmy Pierson’s innings of 69 out of 36 could not match the Heat. The Brisbane Heat lost the match by two runs. However, Pearson’s innings helped him win the Player of the Match title.
The Heat are at the bottom of the table with one point from three games while the Strikers are third with nine points from four matches. Hobart Hurricanes leads the table with 11 points.