'Unacceptable': Glenn Maxwell rages over fans' 'disgusting' act

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Pictured here, RCB stars Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell in action during the IPL.
Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell's RCB side were abused online after their loss to Kolkata in the IPL finals. Pic: Twitter

Aussie cricket star Glenn Maxwell has unloaded on social media after taking aim at the "disgusting" abuse directed at his teammates after their Indian Premier League season came to a heartbreaking end.

Maxwell's Royal Challengers Bangalore suffered a four-wicket loss to Kolkata Knight Riders in their elimination final.

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It meant Virat Kohli's hopes of winning an elusive title as RCB captain were dashed, having announced that this season was his last as skipper of the side.

"I have given my 120 per cent to this franchise and will continue giving it as a player on the field," Kohli said.

“It’s a great time to regroup and restructure the franchise for the next three years.

“I will definitely (play for RCB). For me loyalty matters and my commitment is with this franchise till the last day I play IPL.”

For Maxwell, it was a disappointing end to what has been a terrific campaign for the big-hitting batsman, whose innings of 15 in the final came after scores of 56, 50no, 57, 40 and 51no.

The Aussie thanked fans for their support after the loss but took aim at trolls after revealing that players in his team had been subjected to "unacceptable" online abuse afterwards.

Glenn Maxwell slams online abuse

“Great season by RCB, unfortunately we fell well short of where we should be,” Maxwell wrote on Twitter. 

“Doesn’t take away from an amazing season!!

“Some of the garbage that has been flowing on social media is absolutely disgusting! We are human beings who are giving our best each and every day.

“Try being a decent person maybe instead of spreading abuse.

Pictured here, Aussie batsman Glenn Maxwell during a training session.
The Aussie batsman called out online trolls in a series of angry social media posts. Pic: Getty

“Thank you to the REAL fans that shared love and appreciation for the players giving their all!

“Unfortunately there is some horrible people out there that make social media a horrible place to be.

“It is unacceptable!!!! Please don’t be like them!!!

“If you comment abuse on one of my teammates/friends on social media with negative/abusive rubbish, you will be blocked by everyone.

“What is the point of being a terrible person. There is no excuse!!!”

Sunil Narine was the match-winner with bat and ball for Kolkata, snaring the scalps of Kohli and Maxwell in a haul of 4-21 that restricted Bangalore to 7-138.

Narine then clobbered three sixes in one over off the bowling of Dan Christian, who conceded 29 runs in ten deliveries as Kolkata won with two balls to spare.

"Narine makes it look very easy, he bowled outstandingly well," Kolkata captain Eoin Morgan said.

Kolkata now face the Delhi Capitals - who are coached by Ricky Ponting and boast Steve Smith and Marcus Stoinis in their squad - in a clash on Thursday morning (AEDT).

The winner of that match will face Aussie quick Josh Hazlewood's Chennai Super Kings in the tournament decider, which begins at 1am AEDT on Saturday.

with AAP

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