WORLD CUP 2023: What is the secret of Maxwell’s fatal innings?

2023 World Cup: Glenn Maxwell, who single-handedly led Australia to defeat in the World Cup match against Afghanistan, has a long-standing love for golf, which worked to his advantage in this match as well. Despite being injured against Afghanistan, the kind of sixes he hit without moving his feet were similar to the swings of golfers. Maxwell enjoyed playing golf as an amateur, but his hobby was once fatal to his career. He was seriously injured while playing golf on the lawn of his friend’s house. I went.

Maxwell is the deadliest due to golf

Glenn Maxwell has been ruled out of Australia’s tour of India due to injury. He understood that it would be difficult to make a place in the Test team at the age of 35 and he focused on limited overs cricket. When he returned from injury, many doubted Maxwell’s power-hitting as before, but he scored over 400 runs at a strike rate of over 183 in 14 matches in the last season of the IPL.

The secret behind Afghanistan’s defeat

Glenn Maxwell was shown enjoying the conditions in India during the World Cup. Maxwell has played golf and tennis since childhood, and has excellent hand-eye coordination. During his innings of 201 not out off 128 balls against Afghanistan, despite suffering a leg strain, he hit several sixes with his hands that resembled a golf swing.

Maxwell’s attack on the ball

When a golfer hits the ball far, he uses arm and upper body strength without moving his legs. Former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has also seen Maxwell playing golf. Maxwell’s swing (golf shot) is 400 meters (distance). However, during this historic innings of Maxwell, Afghanistan’s fielders and bowlers also performed poorly. During this period he got two life deliveries and bowlers bowled over-pitched deliveries so that he could play big shots with ease.

Suffered from depression in 2018

It was not easy for Maxwell. He suffered from depression in 2018 and had to seek professional help to deal with it. After marrying longtime partner Vinny Raman and then becoming a father, he is thinking about life beyond cricket and is living a happy life. What he achieved against Afghanistan on Tuesday was another unique performance. A performance which can only be compared with Kapil Dev’s batting 40 years ago. We may see the next such example after 40 years.