Maxwell pleasantly surprised after landing mln-dollar pay from Mumbai Indians

Sydney, Dec 18 (ANI): When hundreds of thousands of dollars lobbed in Glenn Maxwell's bank account - the enormity of the lucrative Indian Premier League deal he snared this year really hit home and the Australian cricketer was surprised.

According to News.com.au, the Melbourne Stars all-rounder was handed a crazy 1 million-dollar to play for Mumbai Indians, making him the most expensive player in the league in the past season.

He said that he has never really had this sort of money before, as he does not come from a rich family, adding that he has never been given that amount of money for not really having to do anything.

Maxwell played just three IPL games for Mumbai, five in total if you include its successful Champions League campaign, the report said.

He admitted it was frustrating to warm the bench but it was an amazing franchise to be a part of, the report added.

He spent time with Sachin Tendulkar, his Mumbai teammate, sitting next to the Indian legend whenever he could in the hope of absorbing some of his wisdom, the report further said.

The money of the IPL and other T20 leagues across the globe is enticing and Maxwell is excited at the opportunity to entertain at the MCG on Friday night as the Stars open the Big Bash League against Melbourne Renegades, the report mentioned. (ANI)