Glenn Maxwell, who played a significant part in RCB’s victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad, attributes his comfort while batting to South African super-striker teammate AB de Villiers, knowing that he will be covering up for him.
In a nail-biting duel between the two teams on Wednesday night, RCB managed to secure a win over the tumbling SRH batting order. The match saw Hyderabad throw an easy game, where they went from 96/1 to 142/9, collapsing in the death overs to suffer defeat by six runs. Despite David Warner’s commendable 54 off 37 and Manish Pandey’s 38 off 39, the team failed to chase down the target of 149 runs.
On the other hand, had Glenn Maxwell not played his role in pushing the score to a competitive total, RCB might just have met the fate everyone presumed until the 16th over. The Australian hitter is happy about the new start with RCB, where he has the freedom to play comfortably, knowing that he is back by batters like ABD.
“It’s nice to have batters behind you, you have freedom with AB to come and it’s a very similar role I have in the Australian cricket team. Probably having those guys behind me is a luxury at RCB.”
He also speaks about his uncertainty to start hitting from the first ball since he feels he is “pushed a bit too deep” in the lineup. The Australian batsman knows the pressure of playing in this team and found it crucial to turn up for his franchise on Wednesday. Maxwell is in no rush to bowl in IPL as he feels RCB has a lot of depth in the bowling department. Royal Challengers Bangalore is enjoying a good start to IPL 2021 by winning the first two games.