Team Australia’s batting all rounder Glenn Maxwell was sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs. 14.25 crore in the mini IPL auction is took place in Chennai on 18th of February. The cricketer who was playing for Kings 11 Punjab in the 13th edition of Indian Premier League was bought by the Kohli led team to fill the spot of a finisher.
The cricketer got sold for the mammoth amount after having a disappointing season. He managed to score just 108 runs in the 13 matches he played and got released by the Punjab ahead of the action. However, the cricketer is having an impressive overall record in the IPL with 1505 runs from the 83 matches he played at the strike rate of 154.67.
Team Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore were trying to own the cricketer during the bid and the Virat Kohli led team won the race by spending rs. 14. 25 crore on him. The cricketer’s base price was Rs. 2 crore. For his national team, Maxwell has scored 1687 runs from 67 T20Is and is being considered as a prominent player for his team.
“Big Show Maxi is #NowARoyalChallenger! A huge warm welcome to the RCB #ClassOf2021.” wrote the official twitter account of Royal Challengers Bangalore after buying the cricketer.
Check out their tweet below :
Big Show Maxi is #NowARoyalChallenger! 🤩— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) February 18, 2021
A huge warm welcome to the RCB #ClassOf2021. 🙌🏻
Price: 1️⃣4️⃣.2️⃣5️⃣ CR#PlayBold #BidForBold #WeAreChallengers #IPLAuctions2021 #IPLAuction pic.twitter.com/qFKkg4XjOw
Expressing his happiness, the cricketer wrote “Looking forward to joining
@RCBTweets for this years @IPL Can’t wait to put everything I have in to helping us lift the trophy!” in his tweet.
Meanwhile CSK liked a meme in Twitter which showed the popular auction scene from Dhanush’s “Thiruvilayadal Aramabam” and confirmed that they went for Maxwell only to increase the amount.
Check out the screen shots below :
However, fans of the t20 league who were keenly following the auction, started trolling Royal Challengers Bangalore for spending so much money on a cricketer who failed to hit a single six in an entire season. A follower uploaded a picture from popular Rajinikanth film “Annamalai” and made a meme trolling the Bangalore based IPL team.
Check out some of such reactions trolling the RCB team below :
40 லட்சம் மதிப்புள்ள சொத்த 14 கோடி கொடுத்து வாங்குன புத்திசாலிய பார்த்திருக்கியா நீ? pic.twitter.com/gisGtDIAnq— ஆல்தோட்டபூபதி (@thoatta) February 18, 2021
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