Kings XI Punjab continued their unbeaten run in the CLT20 with a seven-wicket win over the Cobras. But their star batsman Glenn Maxwell, couldn’t contribute with the bat as he was bowled off Englebrecht for 23 off 19 deliveries. Eversince his weakness against leg spin was exposed in the IPL 7, Maxwell’s batting started to get affected on the whole.
As he left the field, Maxwell took out his frustrations, hitting a rubbish bin by the player’s race. For his efforts, Maxwell was reprimanded for breaching the CLT20 Code of Behaviour for the abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings.
While he started the tournament on a promising note, scoring 43 off 25 against Hobart Hurricanes, his last three performances – 16, 7 and 23 – and, more so, his mode of dismissals have shown that he hasn’t yet overcome his issues.
The Australian admitted to the Level 1 offence and apologised for his actions on Twitter.
Apologies to the fans for my trash can abuse. I had a long chat with the trash can afterwards and we’re on good terms now. #dentinourrship
— Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) September 28, 2014