Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) had bought Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell for INR 10.75 Crore last year, but he didn’t pay back with his performance in the 13th edition of the tournament. He ended up with the poor figures- averaging 15.42 and a strike rate of 101.88 in 13 matches.
Reviewing his performance in one of his Facebook video, Virender Sehwag said that Glenn Maxwell was a “10 crore cheerleader” on a “highly-paid vacation”.
In the recent interview, Maxwell stated that he was not bothered with Sehwag’s comment as he has been used to get such remarks from him.
“It’s ok. Viri is pretty outspoken with his dislike of me, and that’s fine. He’s allowed to say whatever he likes. He’s in the media for such statements, so that’s fine. I deal with that and move on, and take it with a grain of salt with Sehwag. I think I’m better equipped with dealing with those sorts of things now,” Maxwell said.
Speaking about his own performance in IPL 2020, Glenn Maxwell admitted that he was not up to scratch, but it was a good learning period for him.
“I think in hindsight it was a pretty good time to go through something like that where I was able to put some groundwork in to deal with adversity. This year has certainly been a massive test of it.
Glenn Maxwell on his failure to hit a six at the IPL this year:
As he also didn’t hit a six during the two-month-long tournament, Maxwell was amazed himself even though he has been two times awarded for hitting most sixes twice in the tournament in past seasons.
“I was an inch short in one of the games,” he said with a laugh.
“All I thought was, ’Geez I should have gone to the gym a few more times before this game’.
“Having won the most sixes twice in that tournament, it’s pretty rare to go through a whole tournament without hitting one.
Meanwhile, he is set to play the limited-overs leg, comprising of three-match ODI and T20I series, against India starting from November 27.