New Delhi: In the recent auction of IPL, Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell has been bought by RCB for Rs 14.25 crore. Despite failing in the IPL 2020, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has received such a huge amount in the auction for the 2021 season. After his auction, cricket lovers are wondering why he was bought for so much money.
Maxwell’s base price was Rs 2 crore. RCB revealed the reason for giving this amount to Maxwell on Monday. RCB posted a video on Twitter in which it revealed how it planned to bid to buy Maxwell, led by its Director of Cricket Operations Mike Hesson.
“We liked them because they are very dangerous between 10 and 15 overs,” Hessen said in the video. He has scored a strike rate of 161.5 in the middle overs since 2014, which will be good for us. “
Further added, he can also be a bowling option. In the top-6, we needed some players who could bowl 3-4. But Maxwell can do two overs. This number is extraordinary. “
Maxwell was the highest bidder for Kolkata Knight Riders by Rs 3 crore. But Royal Challengers Bangalore also started bidding on Maxwell and after that Chennai Super Kings started the bid with six crores and then Rajasthan Royals also jumped in the bid.
Chennai had bid Maxwell up to Rs 11.50 crore. But then RSB went further and then CSK agreed to buy Maxwell for 13.5 crores. But RCB then joined Maxwell with a bid of Rs 14.25 crore. Maxwell was released by the Punjab Kings for the new season.