Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has revealed that the reason is Glenn Maxwell Returning to his batting surface was that he knew that this franchise was different from the others where he had played before and that neither RCB nor captain Virat Kohli would expect anything less than 100% from him.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) broke the bank for Glenn Maxwell at the IPL 2021 auction and brought him in for a record 14.25 million rupees. The RCB franchise reasoned that they want a great midfielder to reduce the pressure on people like Virat Kohli and especially AB de Villiers to close out matches.
RCB, who are in the top three of the IPL 2021 points table, thank Maxwell for defeating 223 runs in 7 games at a pass rate of 153.32 with two half-centuries and the highest score of 78.
Glenn Maxwell knew that there was little agility in other IPL franchises he would not find in RCB: Yuzvendra Chahal
Glenn Maxwell scored a terrible IPL 2020, scoring only 108 runs for the Punjab Kings and the batsman known for his high sixes failed to score a single maximum in the 13 games in which he played in which his highest score was 32 and his hit rate was only 101.88.
PBKS released him before the IPL 2021 auction and RCB seized him for a regal amount. Maxwell conceded that he felt comfortable in the team led by Virat Kohli as it was clear to him what his job with the bat would be and he was free on how to do it.
In an interview with Aakash Chopra on the latter’s YouTube channel, Yuzvendra Chahal said Maxwell succeeds in RCB because he knows that neither Captain Kohli nor RCB will be as indulgent to him as his previous franchises.
‘I think the captain makes the difference. He knows our captain is also the captain of the Indian team, who does not like it [leniency]. He likes it when you give yourself 100% on the field, no matter what you do about it. “Maxwell knew it and the slight indulgence that was in other IPL franchises that he would not find here.” Said Chahal.
The Australian versatile player, named in their T20 World Cup in 2021, has joined the RCB camp and is currently undergoing his six-day quarantine. RCB will play their first match against two-time champion Kolkata Knight Riders on September 20.