Maxwell admits being tense ahead of IPL 2022 mega-auction

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Glenn Maxwell has been a part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) since 2013. He has played for various teams such as the Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings (PBKS), and Delhi Capitals (DC). However, it was only in the 2021 season that he displayed his best performances in the league. Maxwell was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for a whopping price of Rs. 14.25 crore, even though he didn’t perform well in the previous season for PBKS.

Maxwell proved his worth by scoring 513 runs in 15 matches during the 2021 season, helping RCB reach the playoffs with a strike-rate of 144.10. Despite this, his future with the franchise came under scrutiny during the 2022 mega auction due to the limited slots and numerous talented players in RCB’s squad. Nevertheless, Maxwell was retained by RCB, along with Virat Kohli and Mohammed Siraj.

Maxwell revealed how he reacted to RCB’s decision and expressed his views on the matter.


On RCB Podcast, Maxwell said:

“You never know what’s gonna happen because it’s a big auction. And like, with how many people they were going to retain and we had, obviously, a couple of bowlers- Siraj, Harshal, Yuzi (Chahal), then AB, Virat, and those young Indian players, and all could have been retained at some stage. So to retain an overseas batter, sometimes isn’t the smartest move.”

“It seems straightforward, but in my head, there was obviously a lot more I had to go through. When I got the phone call that I was gonna be retained, I was pumped and couldn’t wait to stick around,”

Maxwell added.

In the 2022 season, Maxwell had another impressive performance, helping RCB secure a place in the playoffs. He scored 301 runs in 13 games. Despite being out of action since November due to a freak knee injury, the Australian star is ready to make his comeback to the sport.

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