IPL 2020: ‘I don’t perceive why franchises run after him,’ Virender Sehwag slams Kings XI Punjab’s star batsman

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Kings XI Punjab batsman Glenn Maxwell has been in woeful kind within the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League. The Australian heavy-hitter has scored simply 48 runs in six games for the franchise to date at a mean of 12. Maxwell’s kind has turn into a subject of debate, particularly with KXIP not enjoying Chris Gayle, and dropping 5 matches this season to date, 4 of which have been consecutive.

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In a current chat on Cricbuzz, former India opener Virender Sehwag criticised Maxwell and questioned the logic behind franchises going after him.

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“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 performed for the franchise in 2014 and was later concerned as a part of its teaching workers, stated.

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“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.”

In six IPL games, Maxwell has scored 1, 5, 13, 11, 11* and seven, that are fairly poor numbers for somebody of calibre. Besides, Maxwell has gone 58 balls in IPL 2020 with out hitting a single six, which is a fairly obvious stat. KXIP have the choice of averting their slide after they tackle Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday. Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has referred to as for his axing from the Playing XI, whereas ex-India left-arm Spinner Pragyan Ojha feels Gayle will exchange him within the subsequent match.

[Attribution HT]

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