If you are taking the entire team’s burden on your own shoulders come what may then you are Virat Kohli. If you are involved in beating the pulp of the white ball regardless of whether it’s the opening few overs or during the death, you are a certain AB de Villiers.
But if you engage in a spell of carefree and boisterous hitting, game after game, then you are a certain Glenn Maxwell. Known as the Big Show, Glenn Maxwell, is in the form of his IPL life, for the lack of better expression.
Only a few hours back did the right-handed batter register a third consecutive fifty plus score in the 2021 edition of the IPL.
Truth be told, what the RCB had long been seeking was another big name that could do something special and add more firepower and depth to a batting-heavy unit featuring two of the most destructive bats in the modern era in Kohli and AB.
Now, with Glenn Maxwell in the ranks and going big as he is, it could be said, this is the finest season for the Bengaluru-based and widely famous T20 franchise.
What’s also important given Glenn Maxwell’s ballsy form at this time is that it has set in right ahead of the forthcoming T20 world cup, 2021.
For a team that already has the likes of Steven Smith, Mathew Wade and Alex Carey and Mitch Marsh, another world class performer like Glenn Maxwell lends more solidity to the famous cricketing side that’s, over the decades, become a bastion of excellence.
All of that being said, in making no bones about the fact that a popular Australian has been firing all cylinders in the latest edition of the famous Indian Premier League, one of Australian sport’s media’s famous faces- Fox Sports news shared the following in the honour of Glenn Maxwell in a recent cricket report:
The World Cup-winning batter now has 407 runs at 40.7 to be in seventh on the leading runscorers for this year’s tournament, but his strike rate of 145.35 is the highest in the competition.
Bangalore, who have yet to win the title, go into the last four with Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals. Kohli said this tournament had seen an “amazing” resurgence by his side.
Bangalore have not reached the playoffs with games to spare in the past decade. “Eight wins out of 12 games is a great campaign. We have two more opportunities to finish in the top two. That should give us motivation to play even more fearlessly,” he said.
Opener Shubman Gill hit 57, his best score of the season, as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by six wickets to take the lead in the four teams chasing the final playoff place.
The above told, central to Maxwell going big is the fact that he’s peaking at the right stage for a country so keen to stamp its authority in the world cup format of T20Is.
As a matter of fact, even before the IPL 2021 games were subjected to a complete standstill owing to the sudden rise in COVID cases, Glenn Maxwell had in that part of the famous T20 league been in fine form.
Who knows if his big hitting ways can earn the famous Aussie side a berth in upcoming World Cup T20.