Glenn Maxwell says “I was being a sponge to Virat and AB.” Maxwell has opened up about his experience of playing. Alongside Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers at the Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2021. The Sydney Morning Herald talked about how he was a “sponge” to the RCB. Also, greats throughout the competition. Maxwell said he was fortunate to learn something new every day from Kohli and De Villiers. Whether it was by observing or batting alongside them.
“Every day was a learning experience, every day I was finding something new out, I was being a sponge to Virat and AB, just watching the way they go about things. That’s been one thing in the IPL I’ve been extremely thankful for – the opportunities it gives you to learn of the best players in the world. I was extremely fortunate to have two of the greats in the game in the same team and in the same batting line-up who were open to share their experiences and talk to me about their game,” Glenn Maxwell said.
Moreover, Maxwell revealed that the learnings were not one-sided. Also, Kohli and De Villiers asked him questions. He said this open communication made him feel self-assured and “10-feet tall”.
“It makes you feel 10-feet tall when you have their backing, they’re watching you and ask you questions. It makes you feel confident, it makes you feel happy,” Maxwell said.
Lastly, Maxwell has considered his role in the Australian team. He suggested that he won’t take all the pressure. Also, the team’s success on himself. He said he would try and continue his processes from the IPL. In according to the situation and letting the game take its course.
“I know if I continue the processes I have in the IPL I know I’m going to have success. It’s a nice position to be in mind that I’ve come off a good run of form. I’m not over-thinking the stuff in-game. Once I get in-game it’s all automatic, I’m trying to play against the conditions and the opposition, that’s all I’m thinking about. It’s not if I play well we’re going to win a World Cup, there are no thoughts of that,” Maxwell said.