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Glenn Maxwell reacts to Virender Sehwag’s ‘highly paid vacation’ dig

Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, acquired by Kings XI Punjab in the IPL 2020 auction for a whopping INR 10.75 crores, failed to deliver in the tournament, only scoring 108 runs in 13 games at a strike-rate of 101.88. Former Indian batsman Virender Sehwag, who was also a mentor for KXIP, took a dig at Maxwell’s poor performance and had called his poor run in IPL 2020 a ‘highly paid vacation’ due to his heavy price tag.

Maxwell responded to Virender Sehwag’s criticism rather humbly by saying that it was his choice to speak whatever he wanted to.

“It’s ok. Viru is pretty outspoken with his dislike of me, and that’s fine. He’s allowed to say whatever he likes,” Glenn Maxwell told The West Australian.

“He’s in the media for such statements, so that’s fine. I deal with that and move on, and take it with a grain of salt with Sehwag,” he further added.

It’s pretty rare to go through a tournament without hitting a six: Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell went through the IPL 2020 without hitting even a single six
Glenn Maxwell went through the IPL 2020 without hitting even a single six

One of highlights of Maxwell’s poor season was that he wasn’t able to clear the fence even once. He came closest to hitting a six when the last ball of Sunil Narine’s over in the game between KXIP and Kolkata Knight Riders just fell short of the boundary.

Maxwell, who has won the award of hitting maximum sixes in the tournament twice, said that he sportingly accepts the fact that he was not good enough in the IPL 2020 season.

“I was an inch short in one of the games. All I thought was, ’Geez I should have gone to the gym a few more times before this game’. Having won the most sixes twice in that tournament, it’s pretty rare to go through a whole tournament without hitting one. I certainly copped a bit from a few of my teammates, but it was all in good jest,” Glenn Maxwell said.

With India playing the limited-overs leg against Australia beginning on November 27, it will be interesting to see whether Maxwell shows some form for his national team.

Published 20 Nov 2020, 14:16 IST

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Public reacts to new St James Quarter hotel as viral tweet shows finishing touches to exterior

The strongly-worded tweet, by Twitter account “Crappy Cheapo Architecture” highlighted the new twirled metal sculpture that sits atop the building on Leith Street, labelling it “horrendous”.

Other twitter users were quick to voice their opinions, and the tweet has been liked by more than 1,300 people.

One unimpressed user wrote: “It’s not been nicknamed ‘The Golden Turd’ for no reason.

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Members of the public have been weighing in on the latest addition to Edinburgh’s skyline, as a tweet highlighting the new St James Quarter hotel goes viral.
Members of the public have been weighing in on the latest addition to Edinburgh’s skyline, as a tweet highlighting the new St James Quarter hotel goes viral.

“That it has been allowed to dominate the skyline above the heart of the New Town demonstrates appalling judgement on the part of whoever gave it planning permission.”

Another called it “dreadful”, adding: “One of the worlds great architectural cities and they bring this ‘Disney’ architecture to town.”

One person joked: “The planning officer must really hate Edinburgh.”

Another took aim at Edinburgh City Council, writing: “It never ceases to amaze me what terrible stewards Edinburgh council are.

“They have no idea both what they have or how to cherish it.”

Others disagreed, however, reminding people of what had been at the site before the development.

“It’s a vast improvement on the St James Centre as was, and the rest of the development seems decent enough, so not going to complain too hard.”

Among a host of nicknames for the sculpture, several tweets referred to it as the “Walnut Whip”.

“If it was a Walnut Whip,” one user wrote, “at least it would have context.

“Walnut Whips were originally made by Duncan’s of Edinburgh.”

So perhaps the hotel’s eye-catching design is fitting after all.

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