Glenn Maxwell responds to Virender Sehwag’s ’10-crore cheerleader’ comment on him
Maxwell scored only 108 runs in 13 matches in IPL 2020.
Updated - Nov 20, 2020 12:10 pm
Australia cricketer Glenn Maxwell had a pretty ordinary IPL 2020 season with the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). Despite playing 13 matches, he could only score 108 runs at a mediocre average of 15.42 and a poor strike-rate of 101.88. Having spent more than 10 crore in the auction on him, the franchise must have expected a lot better from Maxwell. Even Virender Sehwag criticised him for the same and called him a 10-crore cheerleader.
The Aussie all-rounder has responded to this jibe from Sehwag now and doesn’t have any grudge against his Indian counterpart. Glenn Maxwell understands that Sehwag is in the media now and he is of the outspoken nature. He is absolutely fine with the comments made by the former India cricketer and rather has learnt to deal with it.
“It’s ok. Viru is pretty outspoken with his dislike of me, and that’s fine. He’s allowed to say whatever he likes. He’s in the media for such statements, so that’s fine. I deal with that and move on, and take it with a grain of salt with Sehwag,” Maxwell said while speaking to The West Australian.
Glenn Maxwell better equipped in dealing with situations now
Glenn Maxwell had taken a break from the sport due to mental health problems. He had pulled out of Australia’s home season midway through the series and then had made a comeback after close to 2-3 months for the Big Bash League (BBL). The result was his fresh mind and excellent performance in the T20 tournament. Speaking about that, he says that the time he spent away helped him to the large extent this year in lockdown.
“I think I’m better equipped with dealing with those sorts of things now. I think in hindsight it was a pretty good time to go through something like that where I was able to put some groundwork in to deal with adversity. This year has certainly been a massive test of it. To be able to help people through different times of tough periods and be able to help myself through those tough periods has been really key as well,” he added.
Glenn Maxwell will now be in action in the upcoming ODI and T20I series against India at home with the tussle in the 50-over format set to commence on November 27.