Home > News >

Glenn Maxwell is a good buy, says Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble, the mentor of Mumbai Indians said that he was excited to have Glenn Maxwell in his side © Getty Images

Chennai: Feb 3, 2013

Mumbai Indians, on Sunday, expressed happiness at the buying of Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell for a whopping USD 1 million during the IPL players’ auction at Chennai and said he was a “good catch” and among those pre-planned to bid for by the franchise.

Anil Kumble, mentor of Mumbai Indians, was also excited to have Maxwell in the team.

“For an emerging player it is big. He is an exciting player and a good catch for us. I knew him before he made his debut for Australia. He will be with the Australian team in India for the Test series, so looking forward to challenge,” Kumble said.

Mumbai Indians also bought Ricky Ponting for a base price of USD 400,000 (2.1 crore) and Ambani and Kumble said the former Australian captain would be an inspiration for the youngsters in the team.

“We have two cricketing greats Ricky and Sachin and both will be inspiration for youngsters of the team,” Ambani said.

“It is nice to have Ponting in the team. He brings in leadership, he has a lot of experience and it will help the Ambati Rayadus and Rohit Shamas in the team. It will be a great presence in the dressing room,” Kumble said.

Asked if Sachin Tendulkar will regain the captaincy of the Mumbai team, Ambani said, “We have to go back to the drawing board and talk to Sachin. It is going to be Sachin’s decision and we will let you know.”
Delhi Daredevils bought South African all-rounder Johan Botha for USD 450,000 (Rs 2.3 crore) and mentor TA Saker said the experienced all-rounder would be an asset to the team.

“He can bat and ball. We wanted a spin all-rounder and Botha is an experienced player. he lead South Africa in T20 and for Delhi is a good catch,” Sekar said.

There were no takers for wicketkeepers during the auction and IPL Commissioner Rajiv Shukla said, “Franchises take a decision keeping in mind their requirement and they have wicketkeepers in their team, so it is there decision who they want to pick.”‘

Click here for more stories related to IPL Auction 2013

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Port Elizabeth

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (03:30 IST)   at Christchurch

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (05:00 IST)   at Melbourne

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Jan 2, 2015 (14:00 IST)   at Cape Town

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Jan 3, 2015 (03:30 IST)   at Wellington

More

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 19, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 68 runs

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014  at Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Australia won by 4 wkts

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 17, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 7 runs

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014  at Centurion

South Africa won by an innings and 220 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 16, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 87 runs

Photos

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane

Videos

Ind vs Aus: Dhoni analyses the 4-wicket loss at Brisbane

ICC World Cup 2015: England announce 15-man squad

India’s collapse against Australia on 2nd Test at Brisbane: Did the visitors really bat badly on Day 4?

India vs Australia 2014-15, Brisbane: India marks out of 10

Live Cricket Score India vs Australia 2014-15, 2nd Test at Brisbane, Day 4: Australia win by 4 wickets, take 2-0 lead in the series

Anil Kumble Australia India Moments in history Ricky Ponting South Africa

India tour of Australia 2014: Sunil Gavaskar advises visitors to avoid sledging

Indian Super League Final 2014: Atletico de Kolkata beat Kerala Blasters 1-0 to clinch title

ISL Finals 2014, Kerala Blasters FC vs Atletico de Kolkata: No goals in the first half

Johnathan Trott to lead England Lions

India tour of Australia 2014: Steven Smith warns visitors against resorting to sledging in the future

India vs Australia 2014-15, 2nd Test at Brisbane: Highlights

India’s collapse against Australia on 2nd Test at Brisbane: Did the visitors really bat badly on Day 4?

India vs Australia 2014-15, 2nd Test at Brisbane: Marks out of 10 for the hosts

India vs Australia 2014-15, Brisbane: India marks out of 10

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014, 5th ODI at Abu Dhabi: Marks out of ten for the hosts

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

653 Posts | 10 Fans

India vs Australia: Murali Vijay's 144, Video highlights

प्रसिद्ध कथक नृत्यांगना सितारा देवी नहीं रही

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Bigg Boss 8: Ali Quli Mirza, Renee Dhyani, Upen Patel, Praneet Bhatt, Sonali Raut – who should be evicted this week?

Revealed: The reason why Kishore Kumar’s biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor won’t feature Katrina Kaif!

अभिनेत्री प्रियंका चोपड़ा ने स्वच्छ भारत अभियान में हिस्सा लिया

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here