Glenn Maxwell and the IPL auction are a match made in heaven as the Australian once again becomes fetches more than a million dollars. The all-rounder was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a hefty amount of 14.25 crores, on Tuesday, in the IPL 2021 Auction after a heated bidding war with Chennai Super Kings and two other franchises.
This is after he was released by the Punjab Kings (formerly Kings XI Punjab) after a dismal last season – 108 runs at a strike rate of 101 – where he couldn’t hit a single six.
The Victorian has previously been bought by MI for 5.3 cr, then by KXIP for 6 cr, for 4 seasons, followed by Delhi for 9 cr, and in the last auction by KXIP again for 10.75 cr.
Glenn Maxwell took to Twitter to express his excitement in playing for the Challengers for IPL 2021. He promised to give his best to the team led by Virat Kohli and in order for the franchise to lift the IPL for the first time.
“Looking forward to joining @RCBTweets for this years @IPL Can’t wait to put everything I have in to helping us lift the trophy!” Maxwell tweeted.
I get along with Virat pretty well: Glenn Maxwell
The 32-year-old will join forces with Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers at RCB. Maxwell, who is New Zealand for the T20I series, had said earlier that he would love to play alongside de Villiers and it would be a cherishing experience to work in the same team with his idol.
“That’ll be awesome. AB [is] one of my idols and one of the guys I’ve always tried to watch the way he goes about [things], It’ll be awesome to work with him, and he’s always been really helpful to me along the journey. Whenever I’ve caught up with him, he’s been brilliant. So to be able to work with him first hand will be pretty cool,” Glenn Maxwell had said earlier.
He also said that he and the RCB skipper get along pretty well and would enjoy batting with him if he dons the RCB shirt in the IPL 2021.
“I get along with Virat pretty well. It’ll be certainly nice to work under Virat and will certainly enjoy batting with him – that’s for sure,” he added.
— Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) February 18, 2021