Flamboyant Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell stated that he will feature in the Indian Premier League (IPL) till he can’t walk anymore. Notably, the 35-year-old is extremely popular among the Indian crowd and the franchises always tend to put in extra effort to get him on board. He has previously represented Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) and Delhi Capitals and is now an integral part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Ahead of leading Melbourne Stars in the upcoming Big Bash League (BBL), Maxwell stated that IPL has taught him a lot of things as he got to spend time with some of the legendary coaches and players. The cricketer added that the cash-rich league has benefited him in multiple ways and hence, he wants to play in the tournament for the longest time possible.
“The IPL will probably be the last tournament I ever play, as I will play the IPL until I can’t walk anymore. I was talking about how good the IPL has been to me throughout my career; the people I’ve met, the coaches I have played under, the international players that you get to rub shoulders with, how beneficial to my whole career that tournament has been.”
“You’re rubbing shoulders with AB (de Villiers) and Virat (Kohli) for two months, talking to them while watching other games. It’s just the greatest learning experience that any player could ask for,” Maxwell was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
Hopefully, a lot of our Australian players can get over to the IPL: Maxwell
Maxwell expects a lot of Australian players to travel to India to play in the IPL in the future. Notably, 10 Australians currently feature in the tournament and the number is slated to increase with Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc set to make their return to the tournament in 2024.
“Hopefully a lot of our Australian players can get over to the IPL and get to work in slightly similar conditions to the West Indies, where it is a little bit drier, it will spin,” Maxwell mentioned.