Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was roped in by the Kings XI Punjab at a mindboggling amount of Rs 10.75 Crore, making him one of the most expensive overseas recruits in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 auction in Kolkata on Thursday.
Maxwell has been part of Bollywood actress Preity Zinta co-owned KXIP setup earlier, which could work in his favour.
‘The Big Show’ is a veteran in the IPL mix. He was the biggest buy during the IPL 2013 auctions. That year, he began with a base price of $200,000, and was finally bought by Mumbai Indians for a whopping $1 million.
Next season, in 2014, Punjab had bought him for Rs 6 crore and then, retained him.
In 2018, Maxwell was sold to Delhi Capitals for Rs 9 crore.
The big-hitter is returning to competitive cricket after taking a break to focus on his mental health.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 19, 2019
HIGH RATED GABRU! 😍
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) December 19, 2019
10.75 Crores for Glenn Maxwell? Can't really remember him doing anything substantial in IPL after 2014. Or did he? #IPL2020Auction
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) December 19, 2019
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) December 19, 2019
Glenn Maxwell has become the first millionaire of the #IPL2020Auction
The fact that Kings XI are going hard for him shows that whatever problems there were supposed to be must have been with Sehwag. He's gone, and KXIP want him back.
— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) December 19, 2019
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) December 19, 2019
— Karan Talwar (@BollywoodGandu) December 19, 2019
— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) December 19, 2019
Glenn Maxwell at IPL Auctions:
2013 – USD 1 million, by MI
2014 – INR 6 crores, by KXIP
2018 – INR 9 crores, by DC
2020 – INR 10.75 crores, by KXIP
Has always gone for big money!
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) December 19, 2019
Glenn Maxwell’s price shows where he ranks in T20 cricket, the one arena where his value is unquestionable.
— Daniel Cherny 📰 (@DanielCherny) December 19, 2019
Sold prices of Glenn Maxwell at the IPL Auction:
6 crore INR
9 crore INR
10.75 crore INR
He has earned approximately 31 crores INR in the Player Auction; the highest sum for any overseas player. #IPLAuction2020
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) December 19, 2019
BIG SHOW makes Big money: Rs 10.75 crore to Glenn Maxwell #IPLAuction2020
— AlostIdentity (@AlostIdentity) December 19, 2019