Australia star Glenn Maxwell has hailed Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, saying playing with these two boosted his confidence as he observed and learned from how they went about their routines.
T20 World Cup: Glenn Maxwell reveals impact of RCB duo Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers (Courtesy by BCCI)
- Glenn Maxwell hails Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers for his confidence
- Maxwell showed great form for the Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Maxwell said he is in a ‘nice position’ mentally and is hoping to give his best
Maxwell showed great form for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the recently-concluded IPL in the UAE and amassed 513 runs, including six half-centuries, in 15 matches 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 of 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.
Maxwell said he is in a ‘nice position’ mentally and is hoping 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.
“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.
Australia will begin its campaign in the Super 12 against South Africa on October 23 in Abu Dhabi.
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