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Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting are the ones I grew up watching on TV: Glenn Maxwell

Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting are the ones I grew up watching on TV: Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell (above) is part of Mumbai Indians where he says it is an amazing feeling to be around with the stalwarts of cricket like Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting © Getty Images (File Photo)

Pune: May 12, 2013

Mumbai Indians’ Million-Dollar Man, Glenn Maxwell finally got to play his first match after warming the benches for 12 matches. Maxwell said it is an amazing feeling to be around with Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting, whom he has watched while growing up over the last 16-17 years on TV.

He said: “It is just amazing that I got the chance to actually play with them [Tendulkar and Ponting] and be part of a winning team with them. I just want to make the most of this time, and hopefully this will last a long time, as I am loving being here with the Mumbai Indians.”

Maxwell played the finisher’s role with the bat, after bowling a solitary, and economical, over during the Pune Warriors India innings.

Maxwell’s cameos – both with bat and ball – exuded the kind of confidence that had eluded him during Australia’s four-match Test tour of India.

Twenty-four-year old Maxwell gave an interview to IPLT20.com where he talked about what it meant for him to be part of a set-up that includes some of cricket’s biggest names.

There has been a lot written and talked about Maxwell’s role with the Mumbai Indians. How does he feel being part of team Mumbai? “A lot better, now that we have won (laughs). I have been waiting a really long time; I have been training hard in the nets and in the gym. So, I feel it was well-deserved and I am glad I got a crack out there and it was fun,” said the Australian all-rounder.

Maxwell said he didn’t prepare any differently for his debut game. But when did he actually come to know about his debut? Maxwell said: “I actually found out before we had lunch today. I was a little bit wary because when I was told that, I was not sure (laughs). Yes, but my name was read out at the toss, and that is when I knew for sure I was going to play.”

Maxwell bowled just one over on his debut. Can we expect more overs from him in the future? “At the moment with our team, I am just there to bowl if we need an extra bowler. So far we have been so good with our five regular bowlers that we don’t need an extra bowler. I am just there if we need an extra over in case there are a few left-handers or if we just need someone to bowl an over to help out in the middle of the innings,” said Maxwell.

Has Maxwell forgotten the ghosts of the whitewash against India in the recent Test series? Are the memories distant? “Yes, they are pretty distant. Also, considering it is the white ball now, I am just trying to forget about the Test series. But I am sure those memories are anyway not going to help me. However, I am extremely proud that I made my Test debut against India in India. It was an amazing achievement for me personally, even though we did not win. And I did take with me a lot of that experience into the IPL,” said Maxwell who made his Test debut in the second Test at Hyderabad.

Has the stint with the Mumbai Indians and the Test match experience helped Maxwell in any way in gauging the Indian conditions? “I feel these things are going to help me a lot in the future.There are a lot of tournaments in India throughout the year. So, you have got to adapt to playing here. It is a massive advantage to get used to the conditions over here,” said Maxwell.

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