Former Australian cricketer Brett Lee appreciated Virat Kohli for his great support to Glenn Maxwell during IPL 2021. Lee said Virat Kohli was a great ally of Maxwell and helped him a lot on the pitch. Glenn Maxwell joined the Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2021 and has shown a spectacular performance in the last two games.
In the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s previous game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Maxwell scored half a century for the team. He scored 59 points on 41 balls and stayed on the field until the end to bring RCB to a solid 149-8 in 20 overs. Beating at number, Maxwell also managed a 44 point stand with Virat Kohli. After AB de Villiers lost their wicket for just 1 inning, Maxwell took responsibility for RCB’s bat in the match until the end.
Virat Kohli is a good ally of Glenn Maxwell: Brett Lee
In a conversation with Star Sports, former Australian stimulator Brett Lee said Virat Kohli is a very good ally of Glenn Maxwell and has been a great asset to his new teammate.
“Playing in new colors, I think, has really helped Maxwell this season. Regarding the 2 games, he beat Kohli a bit. I think Kohli has been a great asset to him. He brings his concentration back to the room. It lowers the heart rate. He (Kohli) is a good ally by his side. He showed a great temperament and started the tournament so well, ”said Brett Lee.
Maxwell was named player of the match for his decisive 59-point strike against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He hit 5 fours and 3 sixes during his stroke. Royal Challengers Bangalore set a target of 150 for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Although Sunrisers Hyderabad started well, they lost three quick wickets in the 17e on who sent them on the back.
Needing 16 points for Harshal Patel’s final, Sunrisers Hyderabad lost the game by 6 points. In the first game against the Mumbai Indians, Maxwell scored 39 points on 28 balls, which proved to be very useful for the team in the pursuit.
Maxwell was released by Punjab Kings ahead of the 2021 IPL auction. He had a poor batting show in IPL 2020 for the Punjab Kings, where he scored just 108 points in 11 innings. He also failed to hit six during the tournament. In the 2021 IPL auction, Royal Challengers Bangalore paid Rs. 14.25 crore to buy Maxwell.