Australia’s all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was bought by Delhi Daredevils (DD) for Rs 9 crore after the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) did not use their right to Match Card during the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction at Bengaluru.
Last week KXIP mentor Virender Sehwag has already hinted that they might use their RTM option for ‘The Big Show.’ Sehwag said: “We can use the ‘Right to Match’ card to retain Glenn Maxwell and David Miller,” but that did not happen.
Sunrisers Hyderabad opened the bidding and were then joined by Rajasthan Royals. But then Royal Challengers Bangalore joined in a bid late then followed by Delhi Daredevils. DD finaly managed to secure Maxwell’s signature.
Maxwell has been an important part of the side since he was bought by KXIP in the 2014 auction and was also named skipper for them last season. He was one of the best players in the Abu Dhabi edition of the Indian Premier League as he scored 95, 89 and 95 runs in three back-to-back matches. He was bought by Kings XI Punjab in 2014 for 6 crore.
Overall in the IPL, he has scored 1228 runs at an average of 25.06 and strike rate of 164.39 in 57 matches. In the process, he has six fifties to his name with the highest score of 95. He has hit 95 boundaries and smashed 82 sixes as well.
He was a part of the Delhi Daredevils in 2012 and was bought by the Mumbai Indians at the IPL Player Auction 2013 for USD 1 million – which was also the year’s highest bid.
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