No Glenn Maxwell; Aakash Chopra selects players RCB can keep ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auctions
Bangalore: With mega auctions ahead, former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra selected four players Royal Challengers Bangalore could keep. The big surprise was the omission of Glenn Maxwell. It's surprising because AB de Villiers would have felt like a resignation - they would have kept the Australian.
Chopra's first two picks were on the expected lines when he decided to keep Virat Kohli and Yuzvendra Chahal. The other two players RCB is said to keep are Devdutt Padikkal and assume that there will be a duel between Harshal Patel and Mohammed Siraj.
In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra was asked about RCB's possible ties after AB de Villiers retired. He replied, “Virat Kohli and Yuzi Chahal will be my first two elections. If I have two left, I'll try for Mohammed Siraj and Devdutt Paddikal. That'll be my four. I will definitely think of these four. In fact, I can also think of Harshal - Siraj / Harshal. "
Chopra also admitted he didn't have Maxwell on his list of retained players because he doesn't have full confidence in the Australian. He added, “You may be thinking of Glenn Maxwell, that's why I don't want to keep him. That's because I don't have one hundred percent trust. He is doing very well, but I don't know if he will continue to do so. So, I don't want to take that risk. "
It is surprising that Maxwell was disqualified for being the RCB's standout performer with the bat in the 2021 IPL. Maxwell was the tournament's fifth highest run scorer, with his 513 runs achieving an excellent hit rate of 144.10.