From Sachin to Sehwag Everyone Hails Glenn Maxwells Epic Knock in World Cup 2023
In the annals of cricket history, Glenn Maxwell's extraordinary double century will undoubtedly occupy a place of distinction. Facing Afghanistan in a riveting one-day international match, Maxwell showcased an awe-inspiring display of cricketing prowess, amassing a remarkable 201 runs from just 128 balls. His breathtaking innings, which included an impressive tally of 21 boundaries and 10 towering sixes, not only led Australia to a dramatic victory but also earned him widespread acclaim from the cricketing community and fans on social media. Many are now hailing Maxwell's performance as one of the greatest one-day innings in the sport's storied history.
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 andgreat support by @patcummins30 . An innings to remember for a long long time . #AUSvsAFG https://t.co/ClOM3NdSJf pic.twitter.com/nQ8uNVh1af— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 7, 2023
Maxwell's outstanding innings was a masterclass in controlled aggression and resilience. His 201-run knock came in the context of a run-chase, making it even more remarkable. He displayed a wide range of strokes, dissecting the field with precision and dispatching the ball to the boundary with flair. It was a relentless assault on the Afghan bowlers, and his ability to mix power with finesse left spectators in awe.
Maxwell's innings was a testament to his exceptional cricketing talent and his ability to rise to the occasion when it mattered most. His partnership with Pat Cummins was crucial in steering Australia towards victory, as they combined brilliantly to build a match-winning partnership. Cummins' support was instrumental in setting the stage for Maxwell's epic knock.
Social media erupted with praise and admiration for Maxwell's historic achievement. Prominent figures from the cricketing world shared their thoughts and accolades:
Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag tweeted, "I saw it coming. A double century in a run-chase, Glenn Maxwell's one of the greatest one-day innings of all time. @Gmaxi_32 was in a league of his own, with fantastic support from @patcummins30. An innings that will be remembered for a long time. #AUSvsAFG."
One of the greatest individual performances on a cricket field. One of the greatest innings one would ever see. A great lesson to Never Give Up.Take a bow Glenn Maxwell . That was quite incredible #AUSvsAFG pic.twitter.com/c4FdlwYpBc— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 7, 2023
VVS Laxman wrote, "An extraordinary individual performance on the cricket field. One of the most remarkable innings ever witnessed. A powerful lesson in never giving up. Hats off to Glenn Maxwell. That was truly incredible. #AUSvsAFG."
Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir was left awestruck, commenting, "Unbelievable! #Maxwell."
Sachin Tendulkar acknowledged Afghanistan's strong performance, stating, "A splendid knock by @IZadran18, putting Afghanistan in a strong position. They began well in the second half and displayed good cricket for 70 overs. However, the final 25 overs from @Gmaxi_32 were more than enough to change their fortunes. From maximum pressure to maximum performance!"
Former England captain Michael Vaughan exclaimed, "The greatest ODI innings of all time @Gmaxi_32. Some might even call it the greatest innings ever. #CWC2023 #India."
Renowned cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle praised Maxwell, remarking, "Glenn Maxwell has just secured his place in history. This has to be the greatest white-ball innings ever played."
Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan shared his perspective, saying, "Some match-winning innings are so extraordinary that they compel you to stand up and applaud. An innings that will be remembered for a lifetime by Maxwell 👏 👏 #AUSvAFG."
Wasim Jaffer, former Indian cricketer and coach, noted that Glenn Maxwell had turned memes into reality with his performance.
Sachin Tendulkar also highlighted that Afghanistan's team was in a strong position for most of the match. The Afghan team made a promising start in the second innings and played commendably for around 70 overs. However, Glenn Maxwell's exceptional performance in the final 25 overs tilted the game in favor of Australia. Sachin Tendulkar concluded, "Of all the one-day innings I've witnessed in my life, this is the finest."
A wonderful knock by @IZadran18 to put Afghanistan in a good position. They started well in the 2nd half and played good cricket for 70 overs but the last 25 overs from @Gmaxi_32 was more than enough to change their fortune. From Max pressure to Max performance! This has been… pic.twitter.com/M1CBulAgKw— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 7, 2023
Glenn Maxwell's extraordinary double century against Afghanistan has undoubtedly etched his name in cricketing history as one of the sport's most exceptional and memorable innings. It is a testament to his talent, determination, and the awe-inspiring power of the human spirit in the world of cricket.
- PTC PUNJABI