Delhi Daredevils (DD) may have stunned Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by a comfortable victory of 34 runs. But that doesn't help them, as they are already knocked out of the race to playoffs.
Shreyas Iyer led side could only win 4 games this season and that is mainly because big names in their side disappointed them throughout the season.
When you read Delhi, big names and disappointment go hand in hand, as Glenn Maxwell and Gautam Gambhir come first in mind. But unlike Maxwell, Gambhir wasn't given much opportunity. In fact, he was removed from playing XI after stepping down from captaincy.
The cricket pundit and social media blamed DD coach Ricky Ponting for being biased towards the Aussie player. Maxwell has not only failed this season, being an overseas player, he also wasted an overseas slot.
His failure was too much for Twitteratis to handle on Friday night. Once known for his crazy hitting, Maxwell, got hunted out by Ravindra Jadeja for the second time this season and Twitter didn't miss out to lash Ponting and his favorite Maxy.
Here are the tweets:
The overseas players have let the team down big time. Rishabh Pant alone scored only 14 runs less in an inning than Maxwell has in entire tournament. Too much hype for Ponting and co, little to show for it.— Nikhil ???? (@CricCrazyNIKS) May 10, 2018
Ponting rates Maxwell highly. Maxi gets a long run for DD without performing. Warne rates Short highly and RR can't seem to drop him despite not a single good performance. Aussies having too much influence on team selections in IPL?— Amit Sinha (@amit5793sinha) May 13, 2018
Aussie coach...why is awful Maxwell always playing..crazy Ponting and Hodge— Coys (@Mukesh_Gazza) May 19, 2018
Ricky ponting being an Australian he backs australian .Maxwell was also given a lot of chance ????— Akshay Singh (@akshay9820) May 19, 2018
I mean ponting & management sacked GG & kicked him out of team due to poor performance & they hv given 11 games to Most useless player Maxwell.— Just Aj (@AnujJust) May 18, 2018
Maxwell took the catch now Ponting will include him in the next year's playing XI also!— Gautian Sharmistha (@iam_sharmistha) May 18, 2018