IPL 2021: Glenn Maxwell repays Virat Kohli`s faith in tournament opener


A change in Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise appears to have labored wonders for Australian batting all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, no less than going by his present for his new workforce Royal Challengers Bangalore in the tournament opener in opposition to Mumbai Indians right here on Friday.
The hard-hitting right-handed batsman, who had did not impress with the bat whereas turning out for the Punjab franchise in IPL 2020, hit a 28-ball 39 (4×3, 6×2) to assist RCB clinch a 2-wicket thriller in opposition to Mumbai in the opening match of the season on Friday. The highest that the Aussie all-rounder bought final season was simply 32.
Maxwell had did not hit a six in the entire of final season. He confronted 106 deliveries throughout 13 matches however couldn`t ship a single shot over the boundary for a six. He hit simply 9 fours and aggregated simply 108 runs at a strike charge of 101.88 and a median of 15.42.
No marvel, Punjab Kings launched him forward of this season`s IPL mini-auction. However, RCB picked him up for a whopping Rs 14.25 crore with skipper Virat Kohli displaying immense faith in the Aussie. “He`s a good guy, we`ve caught up in the past as well when I was in Australia on a tour. He`s just very happy to be in RCB and I see a different energy about him this time,” Kohli mentioned in a video uploaded by the franchise on its Youtube web page.
“We wanted Maxi, specifically targeted him at the auction in February. You obviously feel great when things end up happening to where you thought they would,” Kohli mentioned. And Maxwell, pushed up the order to bat at No. 4, responded with a pleasant cameo, hitting two sixes and three fours.
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