Former England spinner Graeme Swann has lauded Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) all-rounder Glenn Maxwell for his sublime 49-ball 78 against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) successful the archetypal crippled of Sunday.
Swann said that the hard-hitting Australian has amazed him much than anyone other successful the IPL 2021. The 42-year-old besides admitted that helium was amazed to spot Maxwell get Rs 14.25 crore successful February's mini-auction.
32-year-old Maxwell has shined successful RCB colours and played match-winning knocks successful each his 3 matches of the season. On Sunday, Maxwell scored his 2nd consecutive 50 and helped Bangalore retrieve aft losing skipper Virat Kohli and Rajat Patidar successful the archetypal 2 overs.
He partnered for 86 runs with Devdutt Padikkal and 53 runs with AB de Villiers arsenic RCB piled up 204 for the nonaccomplishment of 4 wickets successful their 20 overs.
"He amazed maine much than anyone. I thought it was a bonkers magnitude of wealth they spent connected him successful the auction. But they said 'no, helium has got the onslaught complaint successful the middle, we're backing him'. Sanjay Bangar has been the batting manager the past 2 times helium has been among the runs. I deliberation helium feels happy, helium feels relaxed. He played truly bully shots. He's got his reverse deed back," Swann said connected Star Sports.
Presence of Kohli and de Villiers suits Maxwell
Further, Swann reckoned that the beingness of heavyweights similar Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers was aiding Maxwell to explicit himself and play his earthy game.
"He's not the large food anymore, the large mac, the Big Show immoderate you telephone him. He's obscurity adjacent being the Big Show. But he's got Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers successful the team, and it truly suits him, to beryllium that 3rd subordinate who tin conscionable spell retired determination and explicit himself, without having to transportation the team. This suits him. He looks successful a precise bully place, helium looks precise fit," Swann added.
Glenn Maxwell is presently 2nd down Shikhar Dhawan successful the database of highest run-scorers successful the 14th variation of IPL.