New Delhi. Glenn Maxwell is enjoying his brilliant innings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. He showed his true colors just after joining the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Unlike last year when he failed to hit a single six in the IPL. Maxwell has been one of the league’s top performers and remains an important member of RCB’s batting unit. Glenn Maxwell played for Punjab Kings (PBKS) in IPL 2020 and to everyone’s surprise he had the worst season ever. He scored only 108 runs in 13 matches without any half-century or sixes. As a result, the franchise decided to release him before the next season’s auction.
This year Royal Challengers Bangalore added Glenn Maxwell to their team. In return, Maxwell played many brilliant innings and led the team to victory. The all-rounder himself has admitted that he is enjoying being with RCB. Meanwhile, former India captain and batting great Sunil Gavaskar tried to analyze Maxwell’s statement. Cricketer-turned-commentator Gavaskar questioned whether Australian batsmen were not happy at Punjab Kings last season.
Sunil Gavaskar while talking to Star Sports said, “Glenn Maxwell has said that he is happy here. what does this mean? Was he not happy there? You don’t need to read between the lines when you say he is happy with RCB. It means he was not very happy or comfortable in Punjab. So maybe Maxwell isn’t really ‘Big Show’ here. As far as RCB is concerned. Here’s Virat Kohli, who is the biggest show and there’s AB de Villiers too.”
Gavaskar further said that the presence of Kohli and de Villiers in the team gives Maxwell the freedom to play his natural game. He said, “Batting between them gives him that confidence, that comfort that it is not entirely up to me to take the score to the big score. Both of them are capable of doing this as well. So that the pressure is also removed from their shoulders.
After this statement of Sunil Gavaskar, Glenn Maxwell played another brilliant innings in match number 48 of IPL 2021. He scored 57 runs in 33 balls against his previous team Punjab Kings. His innings included four sixes and three fours. It was his fifth fifty in the tournament and third in the United Arab Emirates. He has 40.70 till now. Has scored 407 runs at an average of