Glenn Maxwell’s blinder to dismiss Rohit Sharma in the third ODI between India and Australia left everyone stunned. Maxwell was himself left shocked after taking the catch, while Rohit Sharma looked extremely dejected as he missed out on a ton. Rohit was playing a terrific knock for India in the run-chase. He came out all guns blazing and smashed the Aussies bowlers all over the park.
The Indian captain showcased sheer class and played some of the most beautiful-looking strokes. He was involved in an outstanding 74-run opening partnership with Washington Sundar, who was promoted to open the innings in the absence of Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan in the team.
After the dismissal of Sundar, Rohit was joined by the modern-day batting great Virat Kohli in the middle, and the star Indian duo had a 70-run stand before Maxwell bagged his second wicket of the match.
On the last ball of the 21st over, Maxwell bowled a quicker delivery on the stumps and Rohit backed away to smash it straight. Maxwell had some eye on the ball and was looking to move out of the way. The all-rounder, however, just put his right hand up and clutched the ball in his palms.
Here is the video of the catch from Glenn Maxwell:
Rohit Sharma scored outstanding 81 runs off 51 balls, before walking back to the hut. He also hit 5 brilliant fours and 6 excellent sixes during his knock. He created a new world record for most sixes in a country as he has hit over 257 sixes in India. He went past Martin Guptill’s tally of 256 sixes in New Zealand.
The Indian skipper is one of the most destructive batsmen in the world today. He is known for his ability to hit the ball long and clean. His six-hitting ability is one of the main reasons why he is such a dangerous batsman.