Maxwell, who was liberated by the Punjabi kings (formerly Kings XI Punjab) before the IPL 2021 auction, gathered the most until the auction, which takes place in Chennai.
Kolkata Knight Riders started bidding for Maxwell as Rajasthan Royals joined their bid for the Australian wagon. However, RCB and CSK entered for the Australian wagon, after which the duo fought for Maxwell.
In the auction, Maxwell had a base price of 2 crowns INR.
RCB and CSK remained ruthless in a bidding war after KKR and RR backed down as Maxwell’s final price approached the most expensive overseas purchase in tournament history – another Australian, Pat Cummins (INR 15.50 crore)
Therefore, Glenn Maxwell has become the second highest foreign purchase in the history of the tournament.