Former India batsman and two-time IPL winning captain, Gautam Gambhir believes that Glenn Maxwell’s inconsistency throughout his Indian Premier League career is the main reason why he has played for several teams in the cash-rich league.
Gambhir said that despite getting more chances to express himself on the field, the Aussie all-rounder has failed in the league.
In his IPL career so far, Maxwell has represented Delhi Capitals (2012, 2018), Mumbai Indians (2013), Kings XI Punjab (2014-2017, 2020) and will now be plying his trade for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the upcoming edition.
Speaking to espncricinfo.com, the 39-year-old said, “Had Maxwell done really well in the IPL, he wouldn’t have played for so many franchises. He’s played for so many franchises because he’s not been consistent at all.”
“The only reason, why a franchise releases you, is that you haven’t performed. The more franchises you play for, it just shows you haven’t really been able to get settled in any of the franchises. He keeps getting more and more money just because he does really well for Australia,” the former Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper added.
Maxwell was roped in by the Bangalore-based franchise for a whopping amount of 14.25 crore in the IPL 2021 auction.
The 32-year-old big-hitter was released by the Punjab Kings ahead of the mini-auction due to his poor performance in the IPL 2020.
Playing for the KL Rahul-led side, Maxwell had scored just 108 runs in 13 games last season.