IPL 2023 : Glenn Maxwell discloses the reality behind his “Big Show” this season!

Australian right-handed explosive Batter Glenn Maxwell has been looking in sublime form for the Royal Challengers Bangalore this season. He is filling the big shoes of AB De Villiers in the RCB middle-order and as of now, Maxwell has fitted in pretty well.

Maxwell is complementing the strong starts from Virat Kohli and Faf Du Plesis as openers of the RCB. He appeared at number 4 yesterday during their 7-run victory against Rajasthan Royals at home. The Big Show came during a sensitive situation to bat alongside Faf Du Plesis.

Both of the players remained at the crease for a long time. From 12/2, Maxwell and Faf took RCB to 139 before the latter got out after playing a 62 run inning off 39 balls. And it did not take the Australian much time either to join Du Plesis but Maxwell enforced a lot of damage to RR bowlers.

At the time of getting out he had a staggering strike rate of 175 as he smacked 77 off 44 before he fell into the trap of none other than India’s off-spin legend Ravichandran Ashwin. It’s fair to say that the Aussie is repaying the trust shown by RCB management and who knows if Virat Kohli has something to do with it?

Eventually, RCB were restricted to 189/9. One thing to notice here is that both Du Plesis and Maxwell have scored 10 boundaries each with the latter scoring Six 4’s and Four 6’s. The 34-year-old when asked about how batting at 4 feels like said that he is accustomed to this position on National duties and also mentioned the support RCB offered to him. 

“It’s a position (No. 4) I don’t mind batting, I have done it for Australia when we lose early wickets. They (RCB) have given me the freedom to go out there and express myself,” Maxwell said after the match.

“I came into the season with good form, and have that trust from the changeroom, that makes the difference. The new ball skidded on nicely, so we had to be busy and proactive. I think the way we ended the power play set the foundation, although there was a bit of chaos in the end.” – Maxwell concluded.