Former India opener Gautam Gambhir said that considering the form that Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is in at the moment, the Rs 14.25 crore bid from RCB seems a lot.
IPL 2021 Auction: RCB outbid CSK to buy Glenn Maxwell for Rs 14.25 crore (Reuters Photo)
- Glenn Maxwell was released by Punjab Kings after a disastrous season last year
- There was intense bidding between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Maxwell’s base price was of Rs 2 crore
Former India opener Gautam Gambhir expressed surprise at the bid that Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell got during the IPL 2021 auctions. Gambhir said that the amount is a lot for Maxwell particularly taking into consideration the form that he has been in.
Australia’s Glenn Maxwell, who was released by Punjab Kings after a disastrous season last year, was bought by RCB for Rs 14.25 crore on Thursday.
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“I don’t think he should have gone for the 14.25. Yes he has gone to the right place. He has gone to the right venue, if the game happens at Chinnaswamy.
“We will have to wait and watch about it. But he hasn’t set the IPL on fire. We keep calling him a big show, but apart from 2014, there has been no show from him.
“Regarding the 14.25, he did his marketing really well. He wanted to go to RCB probably and he probably sent the feelers as well,” Gambhir told Star Sports.