5 foreign players who became fan favorites in India because of the IPL
IPL has brought foreign players closer to the fans, making them emotionally attached to the country.
It is a well-known fact that India is a cricket crazy nation and the game is more than a religion here. Ever since the inception of the IPL in 2008, the game has come closer to the fans in the and cricketers here are now superstars.
IPL, which has been one of the biggest revolutions in the cricket world, has always been blamed for the negative effects it has on the game, especially on international cricket. It may be correct that it has many negative effects but one of the positive effects of the IPL has been that it has brought foreign players closer to the fans. Love and support that they have gained here have left them emotionally attached to the country and some of them have gone on to call India as their second home.
Here are a few players who are fan favorites in India during the IPL season.
#5 Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell first came to the limelight in the 2014 edition of the league after he surprised everyone with his power-hitting batting. In the season, Maxwell hammered 552 runs at an astonishing strike rate of 187.75.
He came close to scoring a century on two occasions but missed it both times. He played a brilliant knock of 95 of just 43 balls against the Chennai Super Kings in Kings XI Punjab's opening match and scored 90 of 38 balls against the same opposition later in the season.
With such an effort with the bat, Maxwell quickly shot to fame and built a huge fan base in India. Not only is he loved by Kings XI Punjab fans, but is also adored by fans from all over the country.