Virender Sehwag, the former Indian cricketer who also used to play for the Kings XI Punjab in earlier times, has slammed Australia’s Glenn Maxwell for not performing in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) for KXIP and being a star for his national team Australia.
Sehwag believes that Maxwell is in IPl for fun and free drinks as he did not hit a single six in the recently concluded edition. On the other hand, Australia vs India limited-overs series have been fun for Maxwell as he hit 11 sixes in a three-match ODI series and five sixes averaging over 150 in the T20I series.
The former KXIP player believes that he underperformed on purpose and plays for Australia well as he knows that the bad performances will kick him out of the team.
Sehwag slams Maxwell for underperforming in IPL and being a star for Australia
“He (Maxwell) doesn’t take pressure at all (In IPL). He is there only for enjoyment. He will do everything in the match – encourage players, roam around, dance – other than scoring runs. As soon as the match is over, if he is getting free drinks he will take that to his room or go to the room and have a lot of drinks,” Sehwag said during a discussion on the Sony Sports network.
“Maxwell’s attitude changes when he is playing for Australia. When he goes to Australia, he knows that if he has two or three bad winnings, he will be left out of the Australian team and it will be difficult to make a comeback.”
“So, I never felt that he is that serious about the game. When he comes to the IPL, he is more serious about his golf than cricket. Because if you are that serious, the performance shows,” he added.