Glenn Maxwell is an exciting young player and good catch, says Anil Kumble

Rising Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell stole the thunder from his illustrious compatriots, fetching a whopping USD one million (Rs 5.3 crore), while Abhishek Nayar and R P Singh also invited unexpectedly high bids in the players' auction for the sixth edition of the IPL.

updated: February 03, 2013 15:23 IST
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Chennai: 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 here and said he was a "good catch" and among those pre-planned to bid for by the franchise.

"He is an upcoming youngster, we can bat, bowl, can spin the ball well and is a good fielder and Mumbai wanted a young all-rounder. We had thought about a few names and he is one of them," said owner Nita Ambani.

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

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