Glenn Maxwell is excited about his new upcoming IPL 2021 venture with Royal Challengers Bangalore. He said that he is looking forward to learning from Virat Kohli.
Maxwell keen to work with Kohli closely
Glenn Maxwell, despite having a poor IPL in 2020, set the IPL 2021 auction on fire. He was bought for a whopping Rs 14.25 crore by Royal Challengers Bangalore. Maxwell had said before the auction that he would love to share a dressing room with AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli. His addition to the RCB squad adds balance and depth. While talking about his new stint, Maxwell told AAP, “It [RCB stint] is going to be next level. He’s (Kohli) been the pinnacle of the game for a while as a multi-format player from Tests all the way to T20s.”
Maxwell on Kohli
Maxwell further commented that he would love to watch Kohli in training as well and learn a lot of things including leadership. “He’s been able to adapt his game, dominate for a long period of time and deal with the Indian pressure of being their captain and their best player. I am looking forward to watching him go about his work, not just in games but in training, and hopefully tapping into some of the leadership stuff and try and learn off him.”
He also spoke about the equation he shares with the Indian cricket team captain. They share a fine friendship for quite along. Maxwell recalled how Kohli had backed him and shared thoughts of mental health in the sports industry. Glenn Maxwell has a tough time in 2019 when he had taken a break from the game to take care of his mental health. “He’s been a solid backer of my stance. In a way, he probably understood a lot of the things that I was going through … a lot of expectation and pressure, which I’m sure he can relate to.”