Maxwell: Being rested broke my momemtum

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Australia batsman Glenn Maxwell was disappointed with the way his Indian Premier League campaign ended, both for his team that lost in the final and for himself, as he got a duck in that game.

Australia batsman Glenn Maxwell was disappointed with the way his Indian Premier League campaign ended, both for his team that lost in the final and for himself, as he got a duck in that game.

Maxwell was one of the best batsmen in the tournament, finishing third on the runs list, but most of those runs were achieved in the first half of the event, as he lost all momentum in the latter stages.

Maxwell's early tournament propelled the Kings XI Punjab to the top of the table in the UAE, as he racked up a string of 80-plus scores. But after he was rested for one game, he found his eye had been lost, and he couldn't get it back.

Maxwell, whose services cost a million dollars, told <i>Times of India</i>: "The problem I had, I think, was being rested for one game frustrated me a bit.

"Especially since it was in a game against the (Rajasthan) Royals, against whom I had played so well previously. It destroyed my momentum. I got a 0, 6,13,0 after that.

"If I would have continued playing, I would have been able to get some form before the final. Then I came against Delhi (Daredevils), who put up only 110 on the board. So, it was a lose-lose situation, and then I went straight into the final.

"It is tedious when you miss a game just before the final, especially when you need momentum and some form back. That didn't happen, but I'm proud of the way the boys played."

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