Former India wicketkeeper Saba Karim opined that Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have taken an enormous danger by buying the inconsistent Glenn Maxwell for a whopping ₹14.25 crore on the IPL 2021 public sale.
Glenn Maxwell represented Punjab Kings (PBKS) final 12 months after being bought for ₹10.75 crore. Nevertheless, he was launched after scoring solely 108 runs in 13 matches in IPL 2020.
Talking to Sportskeeda’s Indranil Basu in an SK Stay session on Fb, Karim stated one can not actually predict how Glenn Maxwell’s buy will work out. He admitted:
“It’s a large danger that RCB has taken, clearly as a result of they wished to bolster their middle-order. We will solely wait and watch (how the transfer works).”
Karim expressed shock at RCB shelling out a large quantity for Glenn Maxwell however defined why the Aussie all-rounder stays an enormous draw within the IPL. The 53-year-old stated:
“Up to now so many seasons, possibly aside from one season when Viru (Virender Sehwag) was the coach of Kings XI, he hasn’t achieved effectively. He has been given such a protracted rope however for some inexplicable cause has not been in a position to carry out. Even final season, he was allowed to bat at no matter slot that was out there for him. No matter temporary dialog I’ve had with Anil (Kumble), he additionally talked about that we gave his such an open platform, he might stroll in anytime he wished to. In some way, he has simply not been in a position to modify to the circumstances right here.”
Karim additional added concerning the reputation of Glenn Maxwell on the IPL auctions:
“IPL groups nonetheless go for him as a result of he stays a match-winner. You see him carry out for the Australia aspect. He’s such a maverick cricketer. He has acquired a lot of improvisations at his disposal. He’s such a gifted cricketer, brings a lot to the desk. He can even bowl these off-spinners, particularly down the stumps. Plus, he is a superb fielder. So, as a package deal, he’s wonderful. Finally, it boils right down to you being a match-winner. I have never see that high quality displayed by Glenn Maxwell for any of the IPL groups (to this point).”
Tremendous excited to be a part of the RCB: Glenn Maxwell
In the meantime, in a video message posted on RCB’s social media accounts, Glenn Maxwell expressed his pleasure at being picked to play for the franchise this 12 months. He stated:
“I’m tremendous excited to be a part of the RCB crew this 12 months. Actually seeking to ahead to enjoying below Virat (Kohli), enjoying with AB de Villiers as effectively and a few my buddies – Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson and my outdated pal Yuzvendra Chahal. Haven’t performed collectively since days again in Mumbai.”
Aside from Glenn Maxwell, New Zealand’s Kyle Jamieson was the opposite large buy for RCB, purchased at ₹15 crore.
Printed 20 Feb 2021, 00:30 IST