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Glenn Maxwell takes a dig at himself by recalling his World Cup knock against Afghanistan
By SMCS - Jun 22, 2024 12:15 pm
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Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has funnily taken a dig that he hasn’t given the media and fans much to discuss since his swashbuckling knock against Afghanistan in the 2023 ODI World Cup. He also claimed that he is looking forward to facing the Afghanistan spinners in the T20 World Cup 2024 as well. However, Maxwell helped Australia to return to the game, becoming the first batter to hammer a double-century in the format while chasing as well.

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Glenn Maxwell played an outstanding knock

Speaking to reporters ahead of Sunday’s (June 23) fixture against Afghanistan, Maxwell was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au: “They haven’t had a lot else to talk about in the last few months. I do find a lot of people will come up and (talk about) that innings during the World Cup, which is nice. It’s nice to have been able to touch and affect so many people and hopefully inspire people to want to play the game. But I’ve been able to park it and move on.”

However, the veteran all-rounder came into the 2024 T20 World Cup on the back of a poor IPL 2024 season for the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB). But he played a good knock against England and did the same against Bangladesh in the Super 8 stage as well.

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Glenn Maxwell witnesses another failure

“I probably enjoy it when it’s a bit tough. I think your skill can shine through on those tougher wickets. It’s not as easy as swinging through the line all the time. You’ve got to be smart and pretty adaptive to what’s in front of you. That felt like the challenge of that England game where myself and Mitch (Marsh) had to plan our way through and set it up for the back end,” Glenn Maxwell concluded.