IPL 2021: Virat Kohli floated the idea of me playing for RCB during Australia tour, says Glenn Maxwell

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Royal Challengers Bangalore's new enlistee Glenn Maxwell revealed that skipper Virat Kohli had discussions astir the Australian all-rounder perchance joining the Royal Challengers Bangalore arsenic aboriginal arsenic December erstwhile India toured Australia for the limited-overs and Test series.

Glenn Maxwell revealed that Virat Kohli had told him that it would beryllium large to person the all-rounder astatine RCB but highlighted the uncertainty of the auction, which was held successful February 2021. Notably, RCB and Chennai Super Kings were progressive successful a bidding warfare for Glenn Maxwell who was yet sold to Bengaluru for Rs 14.25 crore, much than 7 times his basal price.

Notably, Maxwell had hinted astir his involvement to play for RCB adjacent earlier the IPL 2021 auction, highlighting his eagerness to play with his idol AB de Villiers and India skipper Virat Kohli.

"We had been texting a just bit. We evidently caught up. We chatted aft the ODI and T20I bid successful Australia. He talked to maine astir perchance playing for RCB. If I got the opportunity, helium said 'we would emotion to person you'. But obviously, determination was an auction," Maxwell told Royal Challengers Bangalore.

"He said it would beryllium fantastic to person you. He floated the thought backmost adjacent then. There was a agelong process successful work. Thankful, I americium playing for RCB now," helium added.

'You guys are idiots'

Meanwhile, Maxwell besides narrated an absorbing incidental wherever Adam Zampa had fixed him the RCB headdress adjacent earlier the auction. The Australia all-rounder said Virat Kohli had seen the photograph sent by Zampa and sent a reply to some the Australian cricketers. Hours aft the headdress presentation, RCB snapped up Maxwell astatine the auction.

"There's really a comic story. The time of the auction, it was astatine nighttime clip successful New Zealand. We were grooming portion successful quarantine successful New Zealand. Adam Zampa had his RCB chapeau successful his bag, truthful helium took it retired and made definite we had a photo.

"He sent it to Virat and said 'Let's get it implicit the line. Congratulations I person already fixed him his archetypal cap!
That was earlier the auction, truthful it each happened beauteous well. It would person looked beauteous silly if it didn't enactment retired that way.

"He enactment the representation connected afterwards but we took the photograph earlier the auction. Virat said you guys are idiots but successful a beauteous way," Maxwell added.

Maxwell began his RCB stint connected a high, hitting a match-winning 39 disconnected conscionable 28 balls against Mumbai Indians successful the IPL 2021 play opener.