RCB wanted me to do the same role as I did for Australia: Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell is in sensational form with the bat for RCB in IPL 2021.

Glenn Maxwell is having a dream run with the bat in the ongoing Indian Premier League 2021. He has muscled 407 runs in just 12 games at a remarkable strike rate of 145.68. The star Aussie all-rounder looks filled with confidence and taking the bowlers for cleaners from the word go. He played a blistering knock of 55 runs off just 33 odd-balls and helped his side in winning a crucial game.

Glenn Maxwell didn’t have the best of his season with Punjab Kings. But, he has managed to revive his career after joining Royal Challengers Bangalore. The right-handed all-rounder has played some match-winning crucial knocks for his new franchise and looks happy with his invaluable contribution with the bat and ball for RCB.

Glenn Maxwell happy with his good batting form

Post-match, Glenn Maxwell said that he got enough time to bat and showcase his talent as well as skills. As per him, he played few risky strokes early in the game. But, once he started middling the ball everything went smooth.

The star player mentioned that he has got a similar batting role like he gets while playing for Australia.

“Not much has been different, came at a nice time out to bat, took a bit of time to assess the conditions, got away with the first couple of risks that I took, and then started off. A bit of clarity, I think I have been clear in my mind over the last couple of seasons in the IPL as well as professional cricket. I have found a nice bit of rhythm. Batting at 4, sometimes it’s not the easiest position to bat – but the openers gave us an ideal set-up, took a bit of time to understand the wicket,” Maxwell told to Star Sports at the post-match presentation.

“This is something I have had with Australia for a long period of time (clarity in the role), this is perhaps why I have had success over there. Coming into RCB, they wanted me to do the same type of role. Really enjoyable to come into the dressing room and not make too many changes.

Maxwell also asserted that the track of Sharjah is very difficult to bat on where variations play a huge role. And, batsmen need to spend some time on the track before start taking the charge against the bowlers.

“This Sharjah wicket is the toughest to adjust, the ball skidded through, and unlike at the other venues where the ball held up and gave you some time to go onto the back foot. Once you get used to it, the more time you spend, the easier it gets”, he added.

Jasvinder Singh
I am Jasvinder Singh, a content specialist editor at Kheltalk, who is a sports enthusiast. I try to cover every cricket game being played on the planet. For me, sports is not limited to just writing but also playing it on the field as well.
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