Glenn Maxwell batted for RCB like he bats for Australia: Sunil Gavaskar
RCB’s surprise package from IPL 2021One of the major boosts for Royal Challengers Bangalore this season was Glenn Maxwell. The big-ticket Aussie all-rounder came with a lot of reputation and did not waste any time in creating an impact. Maxwell’ RCB avatar saw him shed the horrors of the recent past in the IPL and he has emerged as an important cog in the wheel – an addition to the Virat-ABD formula that has been RCB’s main strength over the years.
In his column for Sportstar, former India captain and now a prolific commentator, Sunil Gavaskar hailed RCB as a unit, and was particularly impressed with Glenn Maxwell’s showing.
“The Bangalore team had a marvellous run thanks in the main to its batting dominated by the peerless AB de Villiers. Young Devdutt Padikkal got a terrific century and looks a great prospect for the future in all forms of the game,” stated Gavaskar.
“Glenn Maxwell was the surprise as he batted like he bats for Australia and not like someone who has accidentally strolled onto a village green and been asked to fill in to make 11 players. That he has the talent has been known for a while, but this was one season where he has also shown the inclination to make the most of that talent with admirable temperament,” wrote Gavaskar.
Gavaskar also heaped praises on Mohammed Siraj for his tremendous improvement as a bowler.
“Mohammed Siraj has gone from strength to strength after the tour of Australia and he was relentlessly at the batsmen even in the final over just as how he was at the first over of the innings.”