Glenn Maxwell, The Big Show

Opinion Tuesday 28/September/2021 18:27 PM
By: Anis Sajan, Vice Chairman, Danube group
Glenn Maxwell, The Big Show

Glenn Maxwell who is also called as the big show came to the party for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the last match in Dubai against rivals Mumbai both the with the bat and ball and made a telling effect on Royal Challengers’ winning their first game in the UAE leg and giving Virat Kohli crucial two points that took them to the third position.

Last year Glenn Maxwell had a torrid time in UAE playing for Punjab Kings when he managed just 130 runs without scoring a single match winning innings and faced a lot of criticism from his fans.

His biggest strength is that he can play all round the wicket and his reverse sweep takes every bowler by surprise which is called the Switch hit in the modern game that goes for big sixes. Teams now specially keep a fielder to block his go to shot and maxy surprises them by going for the slog sweep on the other side of the ground.

But Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings went on bidding war for Maxwell and it was Royal Challengers Bangalore who bought him for a whopping Rs 14.25 crores which is close to Two million dollars. And Glenn Maxwell did not disappoint the Royal Challengers Management who backed him by scoring consistently first in the India leg with scores of 39, 59,

78 and 56 which were also instrumental in Royal Challengers winning their matches. He has so far scored 300 runs at a strike rate of 138 and also chipped in with three wickets. He is live wire on the field and a total team Man as will be seen coming out in the Time out which is the breaks in every game and giving his valuable advice to the captain and the support staff.

He is one of the most gifted batsman in the modern world and no wonder he is called as the 'Big Show' for his confidence and tendency to play extravagant shots.