Maxwell said he got along very well with RCB skipper Virat Kohli and added that it would be really nice to work with Kohli.
In just a few days (February 18, 2021), the highly anticipated IPL auction will take place in Chennai. All franchises will look to solidify and strengthen their membership, ahead of the 14th edition of the IPL. Before the IPL 2021 season, Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) have decided to release the great versatile Australian player Glenn Maxwell.
Maxwell was in horrible shape at the 13th edition of the IPL and could only accumulate 108 points in 11 innings he contested with an average of 15.43. His strike rate was also extremely low, at 101.89. Even with the ball, Glenn Maxwell couldn’t set the scene on fire.
The off-spinner only took 3 wickets in the entire tournament and averaged 56.33. He also gave runs at an economy rate of 8.05. And, after such poor returns, the Punjab Kings team decided to ditch the all-rounder ahead of the IPL auction.
Glenn Maxwell wants to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
However, the Australian opened up and revealed he would like to play for RCB in the next edition. Maxwell said he got along very well with RCB skipper Virat Kohli and added that it would be really nice to work with Kohli. Maxwell further felt he enjoyed playing batting with Kohli and said the Indian skipper had been very helpful to him. Maxwell concluded by stating that it would be cool to work with Kohli for the next IPL edition.
“I get along pretty well with Virat. It will certainly be nice to work under Virat and I will certainly enjoy playing with him – for sure. It will be great to work with him, and he was always very helpful to me throughout the trip. Every time I have met him he has been brilliant. So being able to work with him firsthand will be pretty cool, ”Maxwell said as reported by India Today.
However, it’s important to note that since the 13th edition of the IPL in the UAE, Maxwell has returned to his old personality with the willow tree. In the ODI vs India series that followed the IPL, Maxwell clocked 167 runs at an average of 83.50 and a strike rate of 194.19. Even in the third T20I against the ‘Men in Blue’, the Australian scored a 36-ball 54.
With Maxwell back among the races, it would be interesting to see if the franchises again show a keen interest in him in the upcoming IPL auction on February 18, 2021.