MUMBAI: In a heart-pounding turn of events, Australia’s captain, Pat Cummins, has shed light on Glenn Maxwell’s condition during his astonishing unbeaten 201-run performance in their thrilling 3-wicket victory over Afghanistan in Mumbai.
As the cricket world held its breath, Cummins revealed that Maxwell’s physical distress was merely a case of cramping, dispelling fears of a more serious injury.
Maxwell’s breathtaking display in the 2023 World Cup match on Tuesday, November 7, stood as a testament to his unwavering resolve. With Australia languishing at 91 for 7, Maxwell embarked on a monumental journey, leading the team to a triumphant chase of 292 runs.
The grit and determination that Maxwell exhibited were nothing short of remarkable. Even as he grappled with severe cramps that threatened to derail his innings, Maxwell stood firm.
He resorted to mighty blows over the boundary ropes, sparing himself the agony of swift sprints between the wickets. The world watched in awe as he continued to battle, defying his physical limitations.
The burning question on everyone’s mind is whether Glenn Maxwell will continue to grace the World Cup stage in 2023.
Pat Cummins, speaking with an air of assurance, remarked, “Yeah, I’m sure he’ll be fine. He was cramping, but I think you saw out there how much he loves playing for Australia and would do anything to be out there. So, I’m sure he’ll be just fine.”
Cummins went on to laud Maxwell’s monumental effort, declaring it the greatest ODI knock he had ever witnessed.
“He is happy. Just cramp. I think that’s the main thing. I think his back was cramping pretty early on. Felt tight and then just hamstrings, calves. For one over, he said his toe was gone” – added Cummins.
With a hint of reassurance, Cummins added, “So, I’m sure it will be fine, plenty of hydration, he’ll be in the ice bath I’m sure, but I’m sure you’ll be very satisfied, and it will be okay.”