Former India opener and KXIP coach Virender Sehwag came down hard at Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell for consistently failing to deliver for his side. Glenn Maxwell was bought for INR 10.75 crore ahead of the IPL 2020 by KXIP while Delhi Capitals spent INR 9 crore in IPL 2018.
But his form in the IPL has been questionable. A lot was expected from Maxwell this season as he notched up a match-winning knock for Australia in their final tour game against England. But in the last few matches for KXIP, he has scored – 13, 11, 11 and 7 runs, albeit the team still backing hims.
Don’t know what sort of a platform Glenn Maxwell needs to explode: Virender Sehwag
Sehwag finds it hard to understand the reason behind the slump in form for Maxwell. He pointed out that Maxwell came early in the match against SunRisers Hyderabad and had plenty of overs to follow but still failed to perform. The former India opener also said that this has turned out to be the same story for Maxwell every year.
“Don’t know what sort of a platform Glenn Maxwell needs to explode. He came in early (against Sunrisers Hyderabad) after Punjab lost two batsmen quickly. A lot of overs were left this time, but he failed. Earlier, he didn’t have pressure (batting in the death overs in previous matches), yet he got out without performing,” Sehwag told Cricbuzz.
“I can’t quite understand his mindset because it’s been the same story every year. He gets sold in the auction for a hefty price but the result remains the same. Yet, people (franchises) run after him. This is something I don’t understand,” said the former KXIP coach.
Maxwell has an average over 27 in the shortest format of the game.