New Delhi: Probably the happiest man in the Kings XI Punjab camp left the Indian Premier League 2014 feeling a bit denied. Aussie master-blaster Glenn Maxwell, who took the IPL by storm with three scores in the 90s, failed in the all-important final against Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday night. Kings XI Punjab lost by three wickets and Maxwell's form was surely a factor.
At a time when skipper George Bailey spoke highly of KXIP coach Sanjay Bangar and his strategies, Maxwell has complained that he was not happy to be rested in a match against Rajasthan Royals. That 'rest' ruined his momentum, he said in an interview.
Having averaged a paltry 13 in nine games in the tournament's home-stretch, Maxwell blamed the Kings XI Punjab team management for his slump in form.