The players’ auction of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 is currently under progress in Chennai, and Australian superstar Glenn Maxwell has already triggered a bidding war among franchises.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) battled it out to take Maxwell in their team. The Aussie all-rounder had registered for INR 2 Cr base price and finally got sold to RCB for a whopping INR 14.25 Cr.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) February 18, 2021
Despite having his worst IPL campaign last year, the big-hitting Victorian has been picked by RCB because of his scintillating form in the recently-concluded Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21.
Interestingly, a few days before the special event, Maxwell has expressed his desire to join RCB. He had stated that featuring for RCB will help him fulfil his long-time wish to play alongside his idol and former South Africa cricketer AB de Villiers.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) February 18, 2021
Glenn Maxwell in #IPLAuction
2013: 5.3 cr (MI)
2014: 6.0 cr (KXIP)
2018: 9.0 cr (DC)
2020: 10.75 cr (KXIP)
2021: 14.25 cr (RCB)#IPLAuction2021
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) February 18, 2021
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) February 18, 2021
Glenn Maxwell right now. 📈
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) February 18, 2021
Salary of RCB players for IPL 2021:
Virat Kohli – 17cr.
Glenn Maxwell – 14.25cr.
AB De Villiers – 11.5cr.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) February 18, 2021
Stuff that keeps getting more expensive every year:
3. Glenn Maxwell#IPLAuction2021
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) February 18, 2021
For IPL franchises Glenn Maxwell is bitcoin. #IPL
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) February 18, 2021
Glenn Maxwell after every IPL Auction. pic.twitter.com/RDFoJ3mBC1
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) February 18, 2021
Has any Australian seen more Indian rupees in his bank account than Glenn Maxwell in the last 5 years? #IPLAuction2021
— Bharat Sundaresan (@beastieboy07) February 18, 2021
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) February 18, 2021
Who knew there was such a demand for Glenn Maxwell. Counting his cash money fam. #IPLAuction2021
— Jelisa Apps (@JelisaApps) February 18, 2021
Glenn Maxwell goes to RCB for 14.25 cr.
Was sold to KXIP for 10.75cr in IPL 2020. #IPLAuction2021
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) February 18, 2021
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) February 18, 2021
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) February 18, 2021
Glenn Maxwell for 14.25 crore is possibly the most RCB thing yet
— Tim Wigmore (@timwig) February 18, 2021
I really rate Glenn Maxwell as a T20 player. I’m not sure I rate him as much as CSK or RCB though… #IPLAuction
— Michael Wagener (@Mykuhl) February 18, 2021