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Glenn Maxwell in IPL 2020 (Source: IPL/BCCI)

The most swashbuckling opener of his era Virender Sehwag has said that the mindset of Glenn Maxwell is completely different while playing in IPL apart from playing in Australia.

In the recent interaction after the final game of the T20l series on Sony Networks Sports, Virender Sehwag has said there has been a huge difference in the batting performance of Glenn Maxwell while playing cricket on two different platforms.

In a tournament like IPL Glenn Maxwell doesn’t have the pressure of performance. Virender Sehwag also said Glenn Maxwell is more concerned about the other activities than his batting performance in the IPL. Sehwag added,

“He doesn’t take pressure at all. Maxwell is there only for enjoyment. He will do everything in the match – encourage players, roam around, dance – other than scoring runs. As soon as the match is over, if he is getting free drinks he will take that to his room or go to the room and have a lot of drinks.”

Glenn Maxwell’s attitude is different while playing for Australia: Virender Sehwag

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 27: Glenn Maxwell of Australia bats during game one of the One Day International series between Australia and India at Sydney Cricket Ground on November 27, 2020, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Virender Sehwag said from mindset to attitude there is a huge difference when he plays for Australia and in IPL.

His attitude changes when he plays for Australia. When he goes to Australia, he knows that if he has two or three bad innings, he will be left out of the Australian team and it will be difficult to make a comeback.”

In a tournament like IPL where players having the pressure to not getting dropped from playing XI after poor performance player like Glenn Maxwell is not having pressure as he will still get the money. On this Sewhag went to say,

But in the IPL, there is no fear. Even if you are not there in the playing XI, you will still get the 1.5 million dollars that you are getting. It is possible that 20 or 30% is cut when you are not part of the playing XI, so if not 1.5 million, he will get one million. So that is free money going into the pocket.”

In the 13th edition of IPL Glenn Maxwell played for Kings XI Punjab. Maxwell in this season scored just 108 runs in the 13 games. In the course of the tournament, there was not a single six that came from Glenn Maxwell’s bat. Surprisingly this was completely the opposite of his batting performance in the series against India.


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