Glenn maxwell said “The IPL will probably be the last tournament”

Great news for Royal Challengers Bangalore fans! Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell who has been part of RCB franchise from 2021 has enthusiastically shared that he plans to participate in the IPL until he’s physically not fit and unable to walk.

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Glenn maxwell IPL will probably be the last tournament.

The IPL will probably be the last tournament I ever play, as I will play the IPL until I can’t walk anymore,” Maxwell said on Wednesday (December 6).

Maxwell has been associated with the Indian premier league (IPL) for more than a decade now and he has been with many IPL franchises, starting out at a very young with Delhi Daredevils (now delhi Capitals) in 2012. In 2013, he became the very first million-dollar player when the most successful team Mumbai Indians snapped him up for this much amount in the auction and he continued his journey with Mumbai Indians.

However, his big moment arrived in 2014 when he played for Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) and managed to score an impressive 552 runs with a strike rate of 187.75. Despite his high standards, he experienced only one noteworthy season in the following five years before joining RCB after the 2021 auction.

Maxwell has proven to be a worthy investment for RCB, delivering impressive performances and justifying the INR 14.25 Crore they put into him. In the seasons of 2021, 2022, and 2023, he amassed totals of 513, 301, and 400 runs respectively, showcasing an improvement in strike rates each year. Notably, in the recent season, he scored at a remarkable rate of 183.49 – his best since that incredible 2014 season.

“I was talking about how good the IPL has been to me throughout my career; the people I’ve met, the coaches I have played under, the international players that you get to rub shoulders with, how beneficial to my whole career that tournament has been,” Maxwell said.

“You’re rubbing shoulders with AB [de Villiers] and Virat [Kohli] for two months, talking to them while watching other games. It’s just the greatest learning experience that any player could ask for.”

As the IPL is scheduled just before next year’s T20 World Cup in West Indies and USA, Maxwell expresses the desire for more Australian players to participate in the IPL. This would provide them with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the conditions they might face at the prestigious event. Seven members of Australia’s 50-over World Cup winning squad, including Travis Head, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Josh Inglis, and Steve Smith, will be part of the auction on December 19, with a maximum base price of INR 2 Crore.

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“Hopefully a lot of our Australian players can get over to the IPL and get to work in slightly similar conditions to the West Indies, where it is a little bit drier, it will spin.”

Maxwell, who will be part of bbl and will lead Melbourne Stars in the BBL13 opener on Thursday against brisbane heat , also opined and he said that team Australia have already retrained their mind and have focus on the upcoming and next big tournament – the T20 World Cup of 2024 where teams will fight for one title.

“As soon as we won this World Cup, we all talked about refocusing towards the next one. I’m hoping it’s going be a really exciting summer for the BBL, with what is just around the corner,” he said.

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