- Glenn Maxwell finally reveals the reason for his nickname ‘Big Show’
- Glen has always wanted to get rid of this name but it seems to have stuck with it for a reason.
- Playing for RCB in 2021, Glenn became their highest run-scorer.
Who doesn’t know Glenn Maxwell? The Australian all-rounder player probably has more cricket fans in India than his own country we believe. The big hitter came into the limelight from where he was first named the “Big Show”. Please don’t get confused with the “Big Show” from the wrestling world (WWE).
As there is a “big-show” in the wrestling field there is yet another “big show” from the cricketing field as well and he none other than Glenn Maxwell.
He got this name after his debut match against Pakistan in 2012. In this match the player in a major breakthrough was seen playing a classic reverse sweep against the Pakistani bowler Saeed Ajmal, which took Kevin Pietersen and Matthew by surprise, impressing them a lot, naming him the “big show”.
After this breakthrough, the name became quite familiar to Maxwell’s ears from Wade and Pietersen and adding to the flavor the then team captain Michael Clarke also could resist himself and during a press conference called maxwell as the “Big Show”.
While speaking in an RCB podcast named Daish Sait, Maxwell said that ever since he got this name, he tried his level best to get rid of this name but instead stuck with him more permanently than ever.
Currently, for this year (2022) IPL the player (Glenn) has been retained by the Royals Challengers team and was bought by the team at 11 Crores whereas Virat Kohli touched the 15 Crores mark for the team.
In the last season (2021) of IPL, Glenn was the highest run-scorer for the team (RCB) with 513 runs in his kitty in a total of 15 matches. Some other achievements from the Australian batter.
- With 21 Sixes, he is the only batter RCB batter to do so.
- Playing for RCB he has scored Six half centuries which is the most by any RCB Batsmen.
Currently, Glenn is totally occupied with his marriage with a bride named Vini Raman with roots from Indian origin on March 27th and hopefully will be joining a bit late for the IPL series this year.
There is one more hurdle where the player can face delay in joining the IPL is from his own cricket board where Cricket Australia has decided not to permit their players for the IPL till April 6th which could possibly stretch till more 5-6 days more due to covid protocols.
We have to see this year also whether the player is going to justify his name “Big Show” again for his team or not. Fingers crossed!!
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