IPL 2022: Glenn Maxwell’s Retention Was Surprising, He Scores Big Runs After Every 5 Seasons – Former RCB Star

Moving into the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 auction, Royal Challengers Bangalore held the likes of Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, and Mohammed Siraj. With the franchise’s season now finished, most would agree that neither of the three retained players had a successful season, with every one of them persevering through an unsuccessful one.

Of these, Kohli was one individual that will undoubtedly be held while Siraj was additionally a reasonable pick considering the performances he had delivered over the last several seasons. Nonetheless, former RCB wicketkeeper-batsman has conceded that he was very amazed to see Glenn Maxwell is one of the three picks.

Glenn Maxwell. Photo-IPL

Glenn Maxwell Was Expected To Perform Like Last Year: Parthiv Patel

Maxwell had seen a rejuvenation in the IPL 2021 season, scoring 513 runs in 14 innings. Considering this super show for the franchise, RCB chose to hold him for INR 11 crore. Be that as it may, the middle-order batsman just scored 301 runs, with one 50 to his name in 13 innings.

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell. Image: BCCI/IPL

“I was surprised to see RCB retain Glenn Maxwell on the basis of one good season. He has been inconsistent with his performances. He scores big runs after every five seasons.

“He has been consistent with his inconsistency. RCB expected him to perform like he did last year, but that didn’t happen,” Parthiv said in a discussion on Cricbuzz.

Virender Sehwag additionally communicated his perspectives regarding the matter, saying RCB chose to hold Maxwell and Siraj as they expected the two to get costlier at the mega auction.

Mohammed Siraj And Glenn Maxwell Will Get Less In Auction Than What They Are Getting At RCB If Released By Franchise: Pathiv Patel

Parthiv feels on the off chance that if the two are released out by RCB beyond the following season, they won’t bring as much cash as they were acquiring at the Bengaluru franchise.

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell. Image: BCCI/IPL

“Glenn Maxwell and Mohammed Siraj are two players who have had a terrible season. The franchise chose to retain them as they thought they would have gone for a lot of money at the auction.

“But even if they release them now, they will still fetch lesser amounts than what RCB are paying them currently,” the retired wicket-keeper batsman asserted.

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