New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab’s Australian recruit Glenn Maxwell is in an awful form in the IPL 2020 with 48 runs in six outings at an average of 12.
Several critics have discussed Maxwell’s form so far, but former India opener Virender Sehwag took a swipe at him.
“Don’t know what sort of a platform Glenn Maxwell needs to explode. He came in early (against Sunrisers Hyderabad) after Punjab lost two batsmen quickly. A lot of overs were left this time, but he failed. Earlier, he didn’t have pressure (batting in the death overs in previous matches), yet he got out without performing,” Sehwag, who turned out for the franchise in 2014 and was later involved as part of its coaching staff, was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
Kings XI Punjab have lost five matches this season, four of which were consecutive.
“I can’t quite understand his mindset because it’s been the same story every year. He gets sold in the auction for a hefty price but the result remains the same. Yet, people (franchises) run after him. This is something I don’t understand. In the next auction, I think his price will drop from 10 crores to somewhere around Rs. 1-2 crores which is what it should be. It has to be kept in mind that he scored his last half-century in 2016,” Sehwag said.
In six IPL outings, the Australian has scored 1, 5, 13, 11, 11* and 7. Besides this, Maxwell has gone 58 balls in IPL 2020 without hitting a six.
KXIP have the option of arresting their slide when they face Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday.