Maxwell’s ODI Innings: A Historic Feat
Glenn Maxwell’s One Day International (ODI) innings has been celebrated by many as one of the most remarkable in the history of the format. The Australian cricketer became the first non-opening batsman to score a double century in men’s cricket, achieving this feat from the No.6 position while his team was in a challenging situation.
Accolades Pour in for Maxwell’s Stellar Performance
Both former and current cricketers have been effusive in their praise for Maxwell, lauding his exceptional innings that played a pivotal role in securing Australia’s place in the semi-finals of the 2023 Men’s Cricket World Cup.
Australia’s Winning Streak Continues
The victory marked Australia’s sixth consecutive win in the tournament, a remarkable turnaround after a shaky start at the beginning of the previous month.
Pat Cummins Hails Maxwell’s Innings as the Greatest
Pat Cummins, who remained unbeaten on 12 and shared a double-century partnership with Maxwell, described the innings as “the greatest ODI innings”. He shared his excitement during the post-match press conference, stating that it was one of those memorable days when you could proudly say, “I was there in the stadium the day Glenn Maxwell chased down that total by himself.”
Cricketers Express Admiration on Social Media
Here are some reactions from cricketers on social media:
“My goodness Maxi “
“Innings of a lifetime!! Hats off @Gmaxi_32 #AFGvsAUS”
“A wonderful knock by @IZadran18 to put Afghanistan in a good position…but the last 25 overs from @Gmaxi_32 was more than enough to change their fortune.”
“BEST EVER WHITE BALL INNING!”
“The GREATEST ODI innings of all time @Gmaxi_32 .. You could say the GREATEST innings of all time .. #CWC2023 #India”
“Australia pulled off a sensational victory from the jaws of defeat. @Gmaxi_32 has played a brilliant innings today.#CWC23 #AUSvAFG”
“This is easily the best ODI innings I have seen recently take a bow @Gmaxi_32”
“Glenn Maxwell reminded us tonight about the intrinsic beauty, unpredictability and inspiring drama of this wonderful game. Thank you .”
“Simply UNBELIEVABLE ⚡Maxwell has pulled off the biggest heist! “
“Yeah am sorry. Its arguably one of the greatest ODI innings ever. So many records tumble and rightly so. Can’t put such innings into words i guess. Immortal stuff. He is always gonna be remembered for this night in Mumbai. Lit it up and how !!! “
“Saw this coming. 200 in a run-chase, One of the all time great one day innings by Maxwell. @Gmaxi_32 was a man possessed and great support by @patcummins30. An innings to remember for a long long time. #AUSvsAFG”
“Probably one of the greatest One Day innings one would get to see. Glenn Maxwell, absolutely unbelievable. Highest individual score in a run-chase, and when no other Australian crossed 24, a double hundred is incredible #AusvsAfg”