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Pakistan Players Inspired By Maxwell’s Footless Heroics, Practice No-Footwork Shots
By CricShots - Nov 9, 2023 6:23 pm
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Glenn Maxwell’s unbeaten 201 against Afghanistan in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 has taken the world by storm. The Australian all-rounder, who is known for his unorthodox batting style, played a number of shots without using his feet. Now, it seems like the Pakistan camp is trying to learn the art of ‘footless’ batting.

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In a video shared on Instagram by ICC, a few Pakistan players, including Shadab Khan and Harsi Rauf, are seen trying to play no-footwork shots in the nets ahead of their all-important game against England. The caption of the video read, “Everyone wants to be like Maxi.”

 

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Pakistan, who are placed 5th in the table with 8 points, will face England in their last group-stage game on Saturday. But before heading into the face-off, they will have their eyes stuck on the New Zealand vs Sri Lanka match in Bengaluru on Thursday.

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The Black Caps are placed 4th on the table and a win against Sri Lanka will take them closer to the semis. In that case, Pakistan, as well as Afghanistan, need to win their next matches by a huge margin so that they can surpass New Zealand with a better Net Run Rate to make it to the knockouts.

Afghanistan, who are placed 6th on the table with 8 points, are set to face South Africa in their next game on Friday. The Proteas have already qualified for the next stage as the second-best team in the tournament with 6 wins from 8 games. It will be interesting to see if the Pakistan players are able to emulate Maxwell’s success in their next match against England. If they do, it could boost their chances of making it to the semi-finals.

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Glenn Maxwell’s no-footwork batting style has become a trend in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Pakistan players, including Shadab Khan and Haris Rauf, are trying to learn the art from Maxwell. Pakistan will face England in their last group-stage game on Saturday. They need to win their next match by a huge margin and hope that New Zealand lose their match against Sri Lanka in order to qualify for the knockouts.