Australian star cricketer Glenn Maxwell has hailed his RCB teammates Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers for instilling faith in him during his IPL stint.
The trinity of Maxwell, Kohli and De Villiers were teammates at Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL.
Maxwell displayed tremendous performance for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the recently-concluded IPL in the UAE and scored 513 runs, including six half-centuries, in 15 matches at an average of 42.75 and a strike rate of 144.10.
Maxwell in an interview with Sydney Morning Herald
“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 of the opportunities it gives you to learn of the best players in the world.”
He futher added,
“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 said he is in a ‘nice position’ mentally and is looking forward to give his best.
“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”
Australia is all set to begin its T20 World Cup campaign against South Africa on Saturday, October 23 in Abu Dhabi.