‘He’s going to turn it around, doubting him is an absolute no’ – Glenn Maxwell throws support behind David Warner
Warner has not been in the best of forms lately. He was dismissed for a duck in the warm-up game against New Zealand recently.
Updated - Oct 19, 2021 4:38 pm
The Australian batter David Warner has been experiencing a lean patch with the bat lately. His teammate Glenn Maxwell has come forward in support of him. The all-rounder has asked the people to not write off the southpaw just yet and that he will shine with the bat again. Warner had a dismaying run in the IPL 2021.
In the first half of the tournament, he wasn’t able to chip in big runs and was sacked as the SRH captain. He was also dropped from the side owing to the dip in his form. In the UAE leg of the IPL as well, he did not get going and featured in only two games for SRH. In Australia’s first warm-up match against New Zealand, he got dismissed for a golden duck.
Martin Guptill managed to complete a stunning catch to show Warner the way back to the hut. Despite his current form, Maxwell has backed the batter to come stronger. He also termed Warner as the superstar of all the three formats and pinned hopes on him to perform in the tournament.
“If you ever doubt Davey, it’s an absolute no-no. You know he’s going to turn it around. He’s a superstar of all three formats. He’s made so many runs. He’s going to go down as one of the greats of the game. Unfortunately, he got Martin Guptill’ yesterday with an absolute hanger. Gup (Guptill) seems to do that a lot against us. Those sorts of things happen when you’re searching for it. But you know when he gets out there come game time, come the 23rd (October), regardless of what happens in the next practice game, you know he’s going to hit the ground running. He’s going to be a big player for us,” Maxwell said as reported by cricket.com.
I was being a sponge to Virat and AB, just watching the way they go about things: Glenn Maxwell
Maxwell has been in splendid form for RCB in IPL 2021. He scored 513 runs in 14 innings at an average of 42.75 and a strike rate of just over 144. He thus opened up on the experience of being a part of the team.
“In my mind, I’m not sure I’ve completely embraced (being Australia’s match-winner) … It’s not, ‘If I play well, we’re going to win a World Cup,’ there are no thoughts of that. Every day was a learning experience, every day I was finding something new out – I was being a sponge to Virat and AB, just watching the way they go about things. That’s always been the one thing in the IPL I’ve been extremely thankful of – the opportunities that it gives you to learn from the best players in the world,” Maxwell added.