Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag sings lofty praises of destructive Kings XI Punjab teammate Glenn Maxwell.
Indian batting ace Virender Sehwag reckons that his Kings XI Punjab teammate Glenn Maxwell is arguably the most destructive batsman in this edition of the IPL.
Sehwag went so far as to say that the Australian all-rounder is better than even the explosive Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Chris Gayle.
“The kind of form he is in, it is so difficult to stop him. Nothing matters to him – the bowlers or the fielders or the boundary,” the 35-year old said.
“I felt like he was playing book cricket and every time he opened a page, it was four or six. It has been great to watch him bat. I was not that destructive. I was a bit, but not that much.”
Maxwell has without doubt been the outstanding batsman so far in IPL 7 and is also eligible for the emerging player award at the end of the competition.
The 25-year old has put together impressive scores of 95, 89, 95, 15, 6, 45 and 90 so far this season, and has had crowds ducking for cover with his immense power-hitting.
Kings XI will be hoping that their new signing at this year’s auction continues to blast away as the team marches ahead in search of their first ever IPL title.