Former Australian cricketer Brett Lee has appreciated Virat Kohli for giving great support to Glenn Maxwell in IPL 2021. Lee said that Virat Kohli is a great ally to Maxwell and helps him a lot on the field. Glenn Maxwell joined Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2021 and has shown a spectacular performance in the last two games.
In Royal Challengers Bangalore’s previous game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Maxwell scored a half-century for the team. He scored 59 runs off 41 balls and remained on the crease till the end to take RCB to a good total of 149-8 in 20 overs. Batting at number, Maxwell also managed a 44-run stand with Virat Kohli. After AB de Villiers lost his wicket for just 1 run, Maxwell took the responsibility for RCB’s batting in the game till the end.
Virat Kohli Is A Good Ally To Glenn Maxwell: Brett Lee
In a conversation with Star Sports, former Aussie pacer Brett Lee said that Virat Kohli is a very good ally to Glenn Maxwell and has been a great asset to his new teammate.
“Playing in new colours, I believe, has really helped Maxwell this season. As far as the 2 games are concerned, he has batted with Kohli a fair bit. I think Kohli been a great asset for him. He brings his concentration back in the play. He brings the heart rate down. He (Kohli) is a good ally next to him. He displayed very good temperament and started the tournament so well,” Brett Lee said.
Maxwell was awarded player of the match for his crucial 59-run knock against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He hit 5 fours and 3 sixes during his knock. Royal Challengers Bangalore set a target of 150 for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Although Sunrisers Hyderabad started well, they lost three quick wickets in the 17th over which sent them on backfoot.
Needing 16 runs off the final over of Harshal Patel, Sunrisers Hyderabad lost the match by 6 runs. In the first match against Mumbai Indians, Maxwell scored 39 runs off 28 balls, which emerged as very helpful for the team while chasing.
Maxwell was released by Punjab Kings ahead of IPL 2021 auction. He had a poor batting show in IPL 2020 for Punjab Kings, where he only scored 108 runs in 11 innings. He also failed to hit any six during the tournament. During IPL 2021 auction, Royal Challengers Bangalore shelled out Rs. 14.25 crore to buy Maxwell.