I was extremely fortunate to have Virat & AB de Villiers in same team – Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell has hailed his Royal Challengers Bangalore teammates Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers for believing him during the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League. Glenn Maxwell was a part of Royal Challengers Bangalore and played a key role in RCB’s journey to playoffs.

In 15 matches, Maxwell scored 513 runs at an average of 42.75 and a strike rate of 144.10. “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,” Maxwell told The Sydney Morning Herald.

“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,” Maxwell added.

The right-handed batter also hit six half-centuries. “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.

“If I’m in the contest I’ll give my best on the day, and then I’m sure that will have a positive impact on the team. Everyone in the squad is thinking the same thing,” he added.