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Glenn Maxwell, an all-rounder with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), has withdrawn from the white-ball leg of the Pakistan series and the first leg of the IPL 2022 to marry.

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Former Indian batter Mohammad Kaif praised the gesture, admitting that it was a rare occasion when something took precedence over the IPL.

 Glenn Maxwell Vini Raman
Glenn Maxwell and Vini Raman. Image: Twitter

Following a successful IPL 2021 campaign, RCB decided to keep the Australian all-rounder. Virat Kohli and Mohammad Siraj were also retained by the three-time finalists ahead of the major auction.

On SK’s Match Ki Baat, Mohammad Kaif praised Maxwell for his decision to prioritize his family over the IPL:

“His wedding could not be rescheduled because it was on an auspicious day. His wife is from India, specifically from the south. People rarely want to leave the IPL, therefore I applaud Maxwell for prioritizing his family over the IPL. Many players marry before the IPL season begins.”

Kaif continued, ”

“Everything comes to a halt in front of the IPL, even world cricket to a degree. The majority of foreign players gather and express their desire to compete in this competition.

Glenn Maxwell and Vini Raman tied the knot on March 28:

The couple announced their nuptials in a post on their Instagram accounts. While sharing the photo, they also commented, “Mr. and Mrs Maxwell | 18.03.22.”

 Glenn Maxwell and Vini Raman
Glenn Maxwell and Vini Raman. Image: Twitter

Maxwell is now absent from Australia’s limited-overs tour of Pakistan, where he was anticipated to play. He would also miss the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s first three games in the Indian Premier League (IPL), in which he was retained.

On Sunday, RCB took on the Punjab Kings in their opening encounter of the season. After being asked to bat first, RCB reached 205/2, with new captain Faf du Plessis scoring 88 off 57 and Virat Kohli scoring 41 off 29. PBKS, on the other hand, chased down the target with five wickets and an over to spare, and they lost the match.

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