Maxwell replies to Sehwag’s ’10-crore cheerleader’ remark on him
Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell’s performance was far from being impressive in the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League. The all-rounder didn’t do any form of justice to his price tag and was on the receiving end of trolls and abuses on social media platforms.
The fact that Maxwell failed to smash even a single ‘six’ in the tournament was the most shocking thing a cricket fan would come cross. Plying his trade for Kings XI Punjab, Maxwell managed to score only 108 runs from 13 matches at a terrible batting average of only 15.42.
He only managed to take just three wickets to his name. After failing to deliver the goods for Kings XI, former Indian opening batsman Virender Sehwag criticised him on social media. The Nawab of Najafgarh hit out at Australian all-rounder by addressing him as a 10-crore cheerleader.
Glenn Maxwell responds to Sehwag’s remark
Meanwhile, the all-rounder himself has responded to former Indian cricketer’s comment. KXIP all-rounder is not really annoyed with Sehwag’s remark. Maxwell is well aware that Sehwag is quite frank in stating his opinion on the sport.
“It’s ok. Viru is pretty outspoken with his dislike of me, and that’s fine. He’s allowed to say whatever he likes. He’s in the media for such statements, so that’s fine. I deal with that and move on, and take it with a grain of salt with Sehwag,” the Australian said while speaking to The West Australian.
Earlier, Maxwell took a break from cricket owing to mental health issues. He made a comeback to the sport after close to 2-3 months to play the Big Bash League (BBL).
“I think I’m better equipped with dealing with those sorts of things now. I think in hindsight it was a pretty good time to go through something like that where I was able to put some groundwork in to deal with adversity. This year has certainly been a massive test of it. To be able to help people through different times of tough periods and be able to help myself through those tough periods has been really key as well,” he added.
The all-rounder will be seen in action for the forthcoming ODI and T20I series against India at home. The first of the three-match ODI series will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney on November 27.