The inaugural game of IPL 2021 blew up the hype of the already much anticipated tournament held in such awkward circumstances with plausible protocols. Harshal Patel Fifer and AB Deviliers' timely 48 ushered Kohli's army to a breathtaking victory. READ MORE IPL 2021: CSK vs DC Dream XI Prediction; Match Preview
Glenn Maxwell debut RCB and started off in quite a fashion. He was the third most expensive player of this year's auction and proved his worth in the very first game. However, it was AB Devilliers who stole the show in the second innings who precedently rescued the team and guided to a win. The story of the first match altogether was twisted by none other than Harshal Patel who wrecked the solid batting line up in his last spell and ensured MI remained below-par score.Harshal Patel became the first-ever cricketer to take a 5-wicket haul against Mumbai Indians
Glenn Maxwell and Harshal Patel shared an unofficial interview session post-match. .
Glenn asked how the Right-arm medium faster felt on the achievement. "Obviously feels great, my first every 5-wicket haul in t20s and coming against such a strong batting lineup is cherry on top". Harshal conceded 15 in his very first over but ended up taking five wickets. He took two in the final over and conceding just a run. "The ball was tailing a bit and I tried to target foot to get the stump and even if I miss my slower ones could be effective." he further said. Glenn Maxwell was asked how he felt after hitting the six after a while to which he chuckled and said "it was great and especially having skipper at other end gave me confidence". He scored 39 off 28 including three fours and two gigantic sixes.