The Glenn Maxwell Show, running successfully in the 1st week of IPL 2014

Glenn Maxwell has come close to scoring an IPL ton on two occasions already as Kings XI Punjab claim two wins in their first two fixtures for the first time in seven years.

updated: April 21, 2014 16:29 IST
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With a healthy dose of entertainment, drama and some regular 'twists', 'The Glenn Maxwell Show' has opened to a rousing reception in the first week of the Indian Premier League 2014 in UAE.

After spending most of his time on the bench for the Mumbai Indians in the last couple of seasons, Maxwell has found solace in his new environment. That Maxwell has coolly steered his side in two successful run chases, making an absolute mockery of big totals (205 vs Chennai Super Kings and 191 vs Rajasthan Royals) adds weight to the punt that Punjab took when they bid in excess of a million for a player who hardly got an opportunity to play in his previous seasons.

At the post-match ceremony after Punjab's seven-wicket win over Rajasthan on Sunday, Maxwell was asked a tongue-in-cheek question if this season provides him an opportunity to show what Mumbai Indians have missed, he smartly steered cleared of any controversial remark and admitted he was fortunate to have been picked up by Punjab. Yet, the idea of redemption adds to an already magnificent plot. (Related: I play well under pressure, says Maxwell)

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