Former Indian opener and legend Virender Sehwag once again attacked the Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell by his words as he claimed that the 32-year old just come to enjoy and have free drinks in his hotel room during the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Earlier this month, the 42-year-old even called Maxwell ‘Rs 10 crore cheerleader‘ and stated that Maxwell was on a ‘highly-paid’ vacation during the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League.
Glenn Maxwell, who was the part of Kings XI Punjab in the just-concluded Indian Premier League had failed to make an impact with his bat. Maxwell managed to score just 108 runs at a strike-rate of 101.88 from 13 matches in IPL 2020. Interestingly or rather amusingly, he didn’t even hit a single six throughout the tournament.
Glenn Maxwell suddenly shrugged off his poor form in the recently concluded T20I and ODI series against the visiting side. He scored 78 runs in 3 ODIs and managed 167 runs in 3 T20Is at an average of 83.50 and strike rate of 194.18.
Sehwag speaking on Maxwell’s reckoned that the 32-year-old is under pressure to perform well and maintain his place in the national side but when it comes to IPL, the case is completely opposite.
Further, Sehwag said that the Victorian comes to IPL to enjoy free drinks in his hotel room. He also said in IPL Maxwell is more serious about his golf than cricket.
“His attitude changes when he plays for Australia. When he goes to Australia, he knows that if he has two or three bad innings, he will be left out of the Australian team and it will be difficult to make a comeback,” Sehwag said on the Sony Sports Network.
“He (Maxwell) doesn’t take pressure at all (In IPL). He is there only for enjoyment. He will do everything in the match encourage players, roam around, dance other than scoring runs. As soon as the match is over, if he is getting free drinks, he will take that to his room or go to the room and have a lot of drinks.
“So, I never felt that he is that serious about the game. When he comes to the IPL, he is more serious about his golf than cricket. Because if you are that serious, the performance shows, Virender Sehwag said.