The Australian and RCB middle-order batsman Glenn Maxwell, while talking to an Australian YouTube channel the grade cricketer, jokingly made a comment about Suryakumar Yadav, when he was asked if there was any chance of the charismatic Indian batsman playing in the Big Bash League (BBL) in future.
Glenn Maxwell said that to have Suryakumar Yadav in the Big Bash League, the BBL franchises will probably have to sack everyone that they have currently employed, save all the money, and then hope that SKY agrees to play in the competition.
Maxwell said it jokingly because the Indian and the overseas cricketers are the highest paid in the world in India’s own league IPL and no other league around the world offers anywhere near as much salary as IPL offers. Maxwell himself is currently on a salary of 14 crore INR with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
No active Indian cricketer, who is contracted to the BCCI or is playing domestic cricket anywhere in India, goes out to play the overseas leagues because the salary offered anywhere else is nowhere near enough to the value of their IPL contracts. BCCI also doesn’t allow the Indian cricketers to play outside to maintain the exclusivity of the IPL.
Glenn Maxwell (in The Grade Cricketer) said "We won't be able to afford Suryakumar Yadav in BBL – we need to sack everyone, save the money and hope he agree. (big smile)".
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) November 23, 2022
Glenn Maxwell will miss BBL, but is likely to be available for RCB in the IPL
Glenn Maxwell, apart from talking about Suryakumar, also talked about his leg injury and although he would miss the upcoming BBL, he is hoping to be fit by the time the next season of IPL comes along.
Maxwell is a vital cog in the batting line-up of RCB and he has been retained by the Bangalore based franchise despite his fractured leg, as based on the medical feedback, RCB management is hoping that the star Australian batsman would be available to play for them from the very beginning of IPL 2023.