Glenn Maxwell is one of the most ferocious hitters of the cricket ball in world cricket.
His astounding strike rate of 159.92 should be enough to prove this.
At the T20I at Gabba, Maxwell was on song against Indian bowlers in the middle overs. Even his mishits did not let him down. Him hitting the spider cam is an example of that.
In the 16th over, Maxwell struck Krunal Pandya for a maximum. He tried to follow it up with another biggie. In an attempt to do it, the ball came in contact with the bottom end of the bat and went straight up in the air hitting the spider cam.
The miscued shot could have costed him his wicket but it ended up being signalled a dead ball because it hit the spider cam. Had the camera not been there, it would have found a pair of hands in the outfield.
Here’s the video of the all-rounder’s unusual strike:
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 21, 2018
The Twitter feed was fun to read after that one from the 30-year-old:
In Gully Cricket.
Glenn Maxwell would have been declared OUT
— SatwikMathangi (@seven_week) November 21, 2018
Cruel display of batting?
— Aby (@AbyzEyez) November 21, 2018
Here to hit some sixes
Not here to get watched by Spiders
– Glenn Maxwell 2018
— Bridgey Didge (@BuduInya) November 21, 2018
We don’t need those spidercam shots anyway
Glenn Maxwell’s next move: to wipe out the entire species of Spidercam#AUSvIND
— Dane (@eld2_0) November 21, 2018
Never thought of this one
What happens if the “flying fox” costs either the batting or bowling side victory in a key game? Could have been a wicket or runs. @htTweets #AUSvIND @timesofindia @theagesport @SMHsport #glennmaxwell
— JonPierik (@Pierik_AgeSport) November 21, 2018
Well, the destructive nature is similar
Glenn Maxwell saved by a Spider Cam.
Glenn Maxwell is Iron Man?#INDvsAUS
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) November 21, 2018
Unrelated but pure gold!
— Cricket Gandu (@CricketGandu) November 21, 2018
Maxwell scored 46 runs off 24 deliveries at a strike rate of 191.67. He did not hit a single boundary in his innings but four sixes. All four sixes came off Pandya’s bowling. He turned around things in the field too pulling off a stunner in the last over to dismiss Krunal.