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RCB Releases Video Plan Of Glenn Maxwell’s Bid But Angry Fans Blast Team For ‘Wasting Money’

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The mini auction for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League saw some massive upsets with the likes of Aaron Finch not being shown any interest by any one of the eight franchises of the league.

On the other hand, a couple of players, mostly overseas cricketers were in for a big pay day and a handful of hungry franchises with big purses were ready to break the bank with the hopes of filling in the holes in their squad and stand a chance to win the prestigious trophy at the end of the tournament.

From Chris Morris to K Gowtham, here are the Top 5 Buys from the @Vivo_India #IPLAuction so far. pic.twitter.com/cLZn4tAjLu

— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) February 18, 2021

While Rajasthan Royals’ Rs. 16.25 crore chase for South African all-rounder Chris Morris created history, making the Protea the most expensive buy in the history of IPL auctions, there was yet another man who’s sky-high deal left fans and critics in disbelief.

Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, who got released by Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) following what was the cricketer’s worst season in the league statistically, saw Royal Challengers Bangalore pursue him with everything they got and finally won him over with a massive Rs. 14.25 crore contract.

First Bidding War of #IPLAuction2021 between #CSK and #RCB.

Glenn Maxwell Once Again got a Big Deal with Royal Challengers Bangalore at Whooping 14.25 Crore Rupees. pic.twitter.com/krF92DdMMU

— VIVO IPL 2021 #IPL2021 #IPL2021 (@IPL2021_IPLT20) February 18, 2021

Many across the Indian cricketing fraternity, including former Indian opener and two-time IPL winning captain Gautam Gambhir, felt that Maxwell got way more than what he had deserved, especially after the kind of performance he put up for Punjab not too long ago.

Gambhir had even mocked Maxwell for doing great “marketing” for himself when he publicly expressed his willingness to play under Virat Kohli.

“I get along with Virat pretty well. It’ll be certainly nice to work under Virat and will certainly enjoy batting with him – that’s for sure. It will be awesome to work with him, and he’s always been really helpful to me along the journey. Whenever I’ve caught up with him, he’s been brilliant. So to be able to work with him first hand will be pretty cool,” Maxwell had told India Today ahead of the auction.

And even though RCB’s contant bidding for the 32-year-old felt like an impulse buy at the time, it turns out the Bengaluru franchise had planned to bring him onboard even if it meant going above and beyond the value of his former contract.

Bold Diaries: IPL Mock Auction Planning for Glenn Maxwell

The strategy and planning that led to RCB getting The Big show, Glenn Maxwell, into our #ClassOf2021. #PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #IPLAuction2021 #BidForBold pic.twitter.com/UPjM29npab

— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) February 22, 2021

However, the fans were extremely unhappy with the buy and called the franchise out for “wasting money” on a struggling player:

Its time to replace selecting committee...just like you wasted money on yuvaraj singh, finch, baby and many others you are repeating it on Maxwell..his last few year performance tells everything.

— Jagadeesh (@IamJagh) February 22, 2021

You dont need explosive players after top 3 players goes down quickly, you need people like smith to stabilize and get some runs on board

— Jagadeesh (@IamJagh) February 22, 2021

Is it just me? I dont see any strategy or planning in that video!

— Dhananjay|ధనంజయ (@draog) February 22, 2021

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