Australian swashbuckling middle-order batsman Glenn Maxwell once again broke the bank at the IPL auction table as a furious bidding war ensued between the likes of Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Maxwell, who had listed himself at the base price of Rs 2 Crore, saw his price blow through the roof after Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals started the bidding war.
Eventually, Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore joined the bid and thus started the back and forth between them to avail the services of the Australian all-rounder.
In the end, it was the Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Banglore, who racked up Glenn Maxwell for a whopping, head spinning, Rs 14.25 Crore.
Maxwell’s bid was outrageous given the fact that he has been a perennial underachiever in the cash-rich league. Barring the 2014 season where he smashed more than 500 runs and the 2017 edition where he scored more than 300 runs, Glenn Maxwell has been a colossal disappointment over the years in the IPL.
He was racked up for Rs 10.75 Crores in the 2019 IPL auction by Kings XI Punjab but he failed to live up to expectations as he couldn’t even hit a single six in the 13 games that he played.
With Glenn Maxwell once again breaking the bank in IPL 2021 Auction, Twitter, as expected, went bonkers.
Here are some of the best reactions after Glenn Maxwell racked up Rs 14.25 Crores in IPL 2021 Auction:
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 18, 2021
Glenn Maxwell right now. 📈
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) February 18, 2021
Glenn Maxwell in #IPLAuction
2013: 5.3 cr (MI)
2014: 6.0 cr (KXIP)
2018: 9.0 cr (DC)
2020: 10.75 cr (KXIP)
2021: 14.25 cr (RCB)#IPLAuction2021
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) February 18, 2021
The Sensex and Maxwell…. prices and fundamentals……well!!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 18, 2021
Glenn Maxwell for 14.25 crore is possibly the most RCB thing yet
— Tim Wigmore (@timwig) February 18, 2021
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) February 18, 2021
I want to be Glenn Maxwell in an IPL Auction when I grow up. #IPLAuction2021
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) February 18, 2021
Three maiden overs and then in walks Maxwell! Had to go big! #IPLAuction2021
— Gautam Bhimani (@gbhimani) February 18, 2021
— CricBlog ✍ (@cric_blog) February 18, 2021
Glenn Maxwell goes to RCB for 14.25 cr.
Was sold to KXIP for 10.75cr in IPL 2020. #IPLAuction2021
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) February 18, 2021
Glenn Maxwell is like Paddy.
Low quality stuff which Punjab wants to sell to other states.#IPLAuction2021
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) February 18, 2021
Imagine if Punjab were thinking of buying back Maxwell for a lesser amount 😋 #IPLAuction2021
— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) February 18, 2021
If we all got performance appraisals like Glen Maxwell!
— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) February 18, 2021
Stuff that keeps getting more expensive every year:
3. Glenn Maxwell#IPLAuction2021
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) February 18, 2021
Other players to team owner who bought maxwell. pic.twitter.com/0eLM1JlNDm
— अंकित जैन (@indiantweeter) February 18, 2021
— InGenious (@Bees_Kut) February 18, 2021
— Dan Liebke (@LiebCricket) February 18, 2021
Every #IPLAuction2021 people predict teams won't take Maxwell but he gets good bids.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) February 18, 2021
Glenn Maxwell’s that guy! He’s that guy who cheats, and yet the girl goes back to him! Insanity at #IPLAuction2021 🙄😳
— Tanay Tiwari (@Tanay_Tiwari) February 18, 2021
Has any Australian seen more Indian rupees in his bank account than Glenn Maxwell in the last 5 years? #IPLAuction2021
— Bharat Sundaresan (@beastieboy07) February 18, 2021
Maxwell will go for well over a million again, his price driven by the possibility of what he could do, and not what he has done. Quite incredible actually
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) February 18, 2021
Maxwell in IPL auction is always a box office hit.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) February 18, 2021
Glenn Maxwell bidding war going on. You can watch on sky sports cricket. And if you’ve never watched the IPL auction before I don’t really have a frame of reference for you. It’s an odd thing. Fun but odd.
— Elizabeth Ammon (@legsidelizzy) February 18, 2021