Glenn Maxwell (Photo Credits: Twitter)
New Delhi, 23 February: Despite failing in the IPL 2020, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has sold for Rs 14.25 crore in the auction for the 2021 season. Former Punjab Kings batsman Maxwell was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore (Rcb) for this amount. Maxwell’s base price was two crore rupees. RCB posted a video on Twitter on Monday, describing how it planned to bid to buy Maxwell, led by its Director of Cricket Operations Mike Hewson. Heesan said in the video, “We liked them because they are very dangerous between 10 and 15 overs.”
Since 2014, he has scored a strike rate of 161.5 in the middle overs, which will be good for us. ” He added, “And he can also be a bowling option. In the top-6, we needed some players who could bowl 3-4. But Maxwell can do two overs. This number is extraordinary. ” On Maxwell, Kolkata Knight Riders bid for three crore rupees. But Royal Challengers Bangalore also started bidding on Maxwell and after that Chennai Super Kings started bidding with Rs six crore and then Rajasthan Royals also jumped in the bid. Also read: IPL 2021 Auction: Their team made a big mistake buying these 3 legendary players in the auction
Chennai had bid Maxwell up to Rs 11.50 crore. But then RSB moved further and then CSK was ready to buy Maxwell for 13.5 crores. But then RCB added Maxwell to them by bidding Rs 14.25 crore. Maxwell was released by the Punjab Kings for a new season.