Warner takes a swipe at Maxwell’s IPL contract
Glenn Maxwell hogged the limelight in the recently-concluded mini IPL auction in Chennai. Royal Challengers Bangalore recruited the Australian all-rounder’s services for INR 14.25 crore. In the previous season of the IPL, Maxwell didn’t justify his price tag as he managed to score just 108 runs in 14 games.
He was purchased by Punjab Kings (then Kings XI Punjab) for INR 10.5 crore. The fact that he didn’t hit even a single six shows how badly he had performed last time. Disappointed with his performance, Punjab Kings released him ahead of the auction.
Just days ahead of the auction, Maxwell had expressed his love and interest to play for RCB in the upcoming season of the IPL. Thankfully, his wish came true as RCB roped him for a huge price tag. Maxwell loves playing at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru where he has hit several sixes for Australia and in the IPL.
This is one of his favourite grounds in India. It will be quite interesting to see how he will approach the next season. RCB are one of the three clubs that are yet to win a title since the start of the IPL. Maxwell will be looking forward to bolstering the team’s batting force. He is definitely a threat to the opposition.
Warner takes a dig at Maxwell
During the first T20I that happened between Australia and New Zealand, Warner got an opportunity to feature as a commentator for Fox Cricket. Meanwhile, Maxwell who played his first international match after the auction was expected to take the attack to the opposition but he failed miserably as he departed after scoring just 1 run.
During Australia’s bowling, when Maxwell was brought into the attack, Warner spoke about the recently-concluded IPL auction. Warner took a dig at Maxwell by adding that the all-rounder had not got a bad result in the IPL auctions.
“Not a bad result in the IPL auction for the ‘Big Show’ either,” Australia’s opener David Warner was heard as saying in the commentary box.
Meanwhile, former Australian cricketer Mark Waugh told: “Considering his last IPL season.”
However, Aussie opener believes that Warner will deliver the goods this time around. “It’s surprising, you get let go from your franchise and you get a lot more after being released. We know what he’s capable of, and I’m sure there’s a bit of expectation but I’m sure he’ll deliver,” concluded Warner.
Royal Challengers Bangalore released as many as 10 players ahead of the mini-IPL auction. They splashed the cash to purchase eight players in the auction.
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Josh Philippe, Shahbaz Ahmed and Pavan Deshpande.
Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shivam Dube, Dale Steyn, Parthiv Patel and Umesh Yadav.
List of players bought:
Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Kyle Jamieson, Daniel Christian, Suyash Prabhudessai, KS Bharat.
Royal Challengers Bangalore full squad IPL 2021:
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Kane Richardson, Washington Sundar, Pavan Deshpande, Joshua Philippe, Shahbaz Ahamad, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Kyle Jamieson, Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar, Sachin Baby, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Dan Christian, KS Bharat, Suyash Prabhudessai, Daniel Sams, Harshal Patel.