Glenn Maxwell has joined Yuzvendra Chahal’s team Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2021, but the Australian cricketer Maxwell and his RCB teammate Chahal were also part of the same team in IPL 2013. Back in IPL 2013, Glenn Maxwell and Yuzvendra Chahal were both members of Mumbai Indians. Maxwell revealed that he has been friends with Yuzvendra Chahal for a long time.
In IPL 2013, Glenn Maxwell played for Mumbai Indians in his debut IPL season. He moved to Kings XI Punjab (Punjab Kings) in the next season. Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was part of Mumbai Indians from IPL 2011 to IPL 2013. He then moved to Royal Challengers Bangalore in the subsequent season. Maxwell opened up about his close friendship with Yuzvendra Chahal in a recent interview.
Yuzvendra Has Already Pranked Me Few Times: Glenn Maxwell
Royal Challengers Bangalore released the second part of Glenn Maxwell’s interview on their official Twitter account. In the video, which was shot before RCB’s first IPL 2021 match against Mumbai Indians, Maxwell revealed that Yuzvendra Chahal has already pranked him few times.
“I am certainly looking forward to playing with my little friend. He is already played a few little pranks on me since I have been here in the first couple of days. But we always try to have fun, always try to keep a smile on our faces.
“It is nice when you can play against guys like this where it is still competitive, you are still trying to be the winner on the day but you can still have fun and show people it is still a fun game,” Glenn Maxwell said.
Maxwell also revealed how his bonding with Yuzvendra Chahal flourished during and after IPL 2013 season when both of them played for Mumbai Indians.
“We first were in the same squad in 2013 for Mumbai Indians. So we have been friends for a long time now. We have been close ever since. Every time we come up against each other it is the same feeling. A big hug before the game. I am playing with him while I am on the ground, putting him in a headlock while I am batting and he is bowling,” Glenn Maxwell added.
Yuzvendra Chahal and Glenn Maxwell, who played for different teams from IPL 2014 to IPL 2019, were united after Royal Challengers Bangalore bought the Australian batsman during IPL 2021 auction. Both Yuzvendra Chahal and Glenn Maxwell were part of RCB’s playing XI against Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2021 opener.
Maxwell played a crucial knock of 39 runs off 28 balls for RCB while chasing. Chahal bowled some good overs in the middle but remained wicketless in the match in his 4-overs spell. However, both the players ended on a winning note as RCB defeated Mumbai Indians by 2 wickets in the match.