Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell showcased his extraordinary prowess as a powerful batsman during the World Cup, igniting social media with his blazing performance for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Up until that point, Maxwell’s bat had remained relatively silent, making his subsequent display all the more remarkable.
In a dazzling demonstration of his batting prowess, the Australian dynamo recorded a world record by smashing a century in just 40 balls. This astonishing feat occurred when he strode to the crease as the sixth batsman for Australia, and he raced to his century in a mere 40 deliveries, thereby etching his name into the annals of cricket history.
Maxwell’s feat eclipsed the previous record held by South Africa’s Aiden Markram, who had reached a century in 49 balls. Aiden Markram’s record-breaking century had made waves in the cricketing world, establishing him as a formidable and explosive batsman.
Maxwell’s incredible innings consisted of 9 fours and 8 sixes before he was eventually dismissed for a stunning 106 runs from just 44 deliveries. The incredible hitting was further emphasized by Bas de Leede of the Netherlands, who endured a nightmare spell, conceding a whopping 115 runs in his 10 overs.
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Literally Hitman Glenn Maxwell??? You guys are mad fr— Um X Um (@Raj_xRaj_) October 25, 2023
Glenn Maxwell was 35 off 21… and then struck 66 off 19 balls lol #CWC23— Vithushan Ehantharajah (@Vitu_E) October 25, 2023
This Glen Maxwell flex at the back-end of Australia’s innings is remarkable. 101 off just 40 deliveries. 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾. Great signs moving forward for Australia in this #ICCCWC2023— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) October 25, 2023
Maxwell the real Hitman 🥵 pic.twitter.com/RGHA9GyNSK— ITSJAY7427 𝕏 (@itsjay7427) October 25, 2023
Following his awe-inspiring performance, social media erupted in praise of Maxwell’s unbelievable display. Fans and cricket enthusiasts couldn’t contain their excitement, and reactions poured in from all corners of the globe. Maxwell’s joy was amplified by a heartwarming gesture. As a recent father, he dedicated his spectacular century to his newborn baby. After reaching the milestone, Maxwell celebrated by mimicking cradling a baby in his arms, symbolizing his longing for his little one who was far away in Australia.
Maxwell’s heroics significantly contributed to Australia’s commanding total of 399 for 8 in their allotted 50 overs. It’s worth noting that David Warner had also played a pivotal role in this formidable score, contributing with a back-to-back century, scoring 104 runs off 93 balls, featuring 11 boundaries and 3 sixes.
In the Australian dressing room, there was an infectious sense of jubilation as teammates marvelled at Maxwell’s remarkable innings. Adam Zampa was seen leaping with joy, while Warner sported an ear-to-ear grin throughout the memorable display.
Australia’s campaign in the World Cup had a somewhat rocky start, with losses to India and South Africa in their initial two matches. However, they regrouped admirably, securing victories against Sri Lanka and Pakistan in the subsequent fixtures, earning crucial points to boost their confidence.
Facing an associate nation like the Netherlands, the odds were strongly in Australia’s favor to emerge victorious, especially when chasing a formidable target of 400 runs. Given their recent performances and the strength of their batting lineup. Australia was poised to conclude the match as the dominant force, poised to secure another victory on their path to World Cup success.