Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell opened up about his 5th T20I ton that came in the second game of the ongoing three-match series against West Indies. He said that his parents were in the stands and he was delighted to end the Adelaide curse.

Glenn Maxwell lit up the Adelaide Oval on Sunday (11th February) as he played a blinder that forged Australia to win in the second T20I against West Indies. The all-rounder, who doesn’t possess a great record in Adelaide, made sure he ended the jinx.

Glenn Maxwell entertained the crowd big time and played some unbelievable shots in his innings. He oozed his class and made his parents proud with his stupendous innings. The right-hander was at his hitting best and brought up another T20I century.

Glenn Maxwell registered his century in just 50 balls and equaled Rohit Sharma‘s record for most tons in the T20Is. He ended with the knock of an unbeaten 120 runs off 55 balls to go with 12 fours and 8 sixes, batting with a strike rate of over 218.

Glenn Maxwell recalled how he injured himself last time when he played in Adelaide. He expressed his delight with his innings, saying that he feels nice to be making this outing as positive. Speaking to broadcasters, he explained:

“I got my parents here as well. So, um, had a few cursed Adelaide trips, Uh, with them coming over a couple of times. So I got injured. I think I broke my leg the last time they tried to come over to Adelaide. So, um, it’s nice to make this a positive one.”

Glenn Maxwell’s comments on Adelaide came in the wake of his recent hospitalization. The all-rounder spent a night in the hospital after he passed out while drinking with his friends.

I’ve relied on my hand speed to sort of get me out of trouble – Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell further talked about his batting, saying that he wanted to make the most of this opportunity. He revealed that he wanted to stay at the crease for as possible. He expressed:

“You think in your in your brain that you’ve actually probably got to make the most of this opportunity. You don’t get too many of them like in a T20 career when you’ve got a couple like a couple of short square boundaries and the wickets really nice and true. So I just try to stick it out there for as long as I could.”

While talking about his technique, Glenn Maxwell said that he is dependent on his hand to get out of trouble when his footwork is slow. He elaborated:

“I’ve, relied on my hand speed to sort of get me out of trouble if my foot works a little bit slow. So I sort of just trying to give myself the best chance to use my hands to guide into a gap and get over the infield.”

Glenn Maxwell will now be seen in action when Australia take on West Indies in the third T20I on 13th February.


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