Glenn Maxwell ended up trolling himself while trying to imitate Ravindra Jadeja’s sword celebration. The Australian fiery batsman tried to imitate other players as well during a development session of a new cricket video game coming up before Ashes. Big Ants studio will be releasing the game in November before the start of the fiercest rivalry in cricket. Though he imitated every batsman he tried to whether it was his skipper, Steven Smith or West Indies legend, Brian Lara but he could not perfect Jadeja’s sword celebration.
Maxwell tried to imitate Jadeja’s celebration with the bat, which he usually does after scoring a half-century in Tests. The same celebration Jadeja performed when Australia came to tour India for three-Test series (Border-Gavaskar series) which India won by 2-1. As Maxwell dropped the bat trying to imitate Jadeja, the whole crew started laughing. He got embarrassed and just smiled standing at his place.
At first, it was Peter Handscomb who he imitated and it was near perfect. But when Maxi started imitating Steven Smith, he entertained everyone. He could not perfect in the first attempt but in the second he copied the stance and the pull shot as well. The Kings XI Punjab skipper left everyone in splits when he showed how Smith left the ball alone on the recent tour of India before IPL 2017.
Other trademark shots that he imitated-
1. Sanath Jayasuriya’s whip shot over point.
2. Brian Lara 99 pull shot.
3. Virender Sehwag’s square drive.
4. Michael Bevan late cut.
5. Shane Watson’s signature shot towards offside.
6. Justin Langer’s movements while taking a stance and defending the ball.
7. Matthew Hayden shot coming down the wicket.
8. Tillakaratne Dilshan’s dilscoop.
He also tried one of the most unorthodox shots one has ever seen— behind the back shot.
Maxwell will be in action soon as he plays against India in the second ODI at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Maybe we might see a reaction from Jadeja on Maxwell trying to imitate him.