India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has welcomed Glenn Maxwell to Royal Challengers Bangalore in his own unique way. Chahal posted an old photo of himself and Maxwell at the Mumbai Indians camp, their former teams, and captioned it, “When Tom and Jerry are finally in the same team.” Despite an average performance in IPL 2020, which saw Maxwell score 108 runs in 13 matches, he was roped in by RCB for INR 14.25 crores.
Both the players share a bit of a rivalry with Maxwell looking to dominate Chahal but the latter managing to outfox him with flight and turn. Now, with both part of the same setup, they would look to start afresh and help the team by their match-winning performances.
Will put in everything I have to help RCB win: Maxwell
Ahead of the new season, the “Big Show” has expressed his excitement on getting an opportunity to play for the Virat Kohli led franchise. He said that he will put in everything he has to help the team lift their maiden trophy in the biggest T20 spectacle on the planet.
However, it would not be that easy for the hard-hitting Australian all-rounder. He has failed to replicate his national team form in the IPL circuit and under a big price tag pressure, this could perhaps be his last chance to prove his utility to the franchises. Successive poor seasons in the tournament can turn out to be disastrous for him in the long run.
However, if the matches happen in the Mumbai wickets or at the regular venues, Maxwell will have a real chance to come good as more often than not when he would hit the ball, it would have enough to clear the boundaries of a smallish M Chinnaswamy Stadium – RCB’s home venue.