Glenn Maxwell News: Glenn Maxwell has been a towering presence in the ranks of the Royal Challengers Bangalore and ever since his footfall for the Red and Gold and he continues to be a driving force as another season knocks on the doors. He recently had suffered a freak accident that saw him fracture a leg and also snap off his synapse ligaments.
It was a challenging comeback but the Australian hard-hitter fought through intense pain and eventually came back to the Australian squad for the upcoming ODI series against India, that is also a fair indicator of the fact that he is going to be a part of the upcoming IPL.
For any cricketer, his earlier games in the domestic circuit are always special and Glenn Maxwell is no exception to the same. Talking on the RCB Podcast Season 2, Maxwell, highlighted what cricket means to him and how it has remained identical from his wee days in cricket to what he has become now.
Talking about his first 50 in the domestic circuit where he hammered 61 off 27 balls for Victoria, Maxwell said, “That was a big moment and that was also my first fifty. I thought it was my first chance to win a game for my state. I think when I was batting, it was the first time in that level that I started to show that what I can do at that level. It seemed like a dominator’s attack. To get a team up and close to the finish line, I have dragged the team from needing 12 runs an over with only two wickets in hand, I brought down the equation to needing 18 off the last 2.” He continued, “I was batting with Peter Siddle at the other end and I felt that I could get the job done all by myself. I got out to a full-toss as I tried to hit it to a short boundary. It was a direct hit to the fielder. I felt like that was a moment lost to win a game properly and even though we ended up winning the game. It was just remarkable. Peter Siddle hit a couple of boundaries in the last two overs to win the tie. I felt that was where I could set myself up as a finisher and a consistent finisher. But at the end it only got close and I couldn’t finish the job. That could have been a moment where I could have changed history.”