"Never doubt an RCBian": RCB fans go berserk after Maxwell's historic double-ton
Glenn Maxwell delivered a remarkable performance, leading Australia to a stunning comeback victory over Afghanistan in their 2023 ODI World Cup match in Mumbai on Tuesday. Despite facing early setbacks and battling cramps, the all-rounder remained unbeaten at 201 runs from 128 deliveries.
This marked the first double century for the seasoned Australian cricketer, showcasing his explosive batting prowess undeterred even by back spasms. Maxwell demonstrated sheer dominance against Afghanistan's bowling attack, hitting 21 fours and 10 sixes. With Australia struggling at 7 wickets for 91, it seemed that Afghanistan was poised for a significant victory but Maxwell had different intentions. He forged a historic 202-run partnership with Pat Cummins, ultimately securing the win.
Maxwell guarantees semis berth for Australia
Australia became the third team, following India and South Africa to secure a spot in the semifinals. Regardless of the outcome of their final group stage match, they are set to finish in third place.
Afghanistan posted a total of 291/5, with Ibrahim Zadran achieving a milestone as the first Afghan batsman to score a century in the Cricket World Cup, notching up an impressive 129 runs off 143 deliveries.
"It was hot while fielding today, I haven't done a lot of exercise in the heat, it got a hold on me today. I wanted to stay back and get some movement (on my legs). Not too much (when asked about plans at 92/7), just stick to the batting plans as much as possible, for me, still be positive, still look to play my shots, that LBW, it was going just above (the stumps), probably that made me be more proactive," Maxwell said after the match.
Following the Aussie's sublime knock, RCB fans couldn't keep their calm as they flooded social media to congratulate their team hero. Let's check some of the best reactions below.
Never ever doubt an RCBian when he isn't playing for RCB pic.twitter.com/nmnmsBdU9A— arfan (@Im__Arfan) November 7, 2023
MAD MAX SHOW BY MAXWELL 🥵🔥 pic.twitter.com/MWWhtncdCT— Venkatramanan (@VenkatRamanan_) November 7, 2023
Yeah Maxwell ki tarif kar rha hai ki Kohli ki burai ... Arai lagta hai maxi RCB se hai nah jal rhi hai iski ... Kaha se Kohli AA giya bech mein pata nhi expert bante hai kehte hai we should not compare any player aur khud on air yeah sab @GautamGambhir #AUSvsAFG #maxwel— Ayush Sah (@ayush48s) November 7, 2023
RCB Players never let their Country down.— Kohlified 🗿 (@ShreeGZunjarrao) November 7, 2023
They Dont have Trophy but have Trustworthy Players who play and win for Their Country at any Situation #Maxwell #AUSvsAFG #AUSvAFG #GlennMaxwell #GlenMaxwell #maxwel #maxwellmagic #Australia#ViratKohli#ICCCricketWorldCup23 pic.twitter.com/TXFaadJf0a
If You are RCB blood ...... You can win the match from any situation 🥰😎— 𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧 𝐃𝐮𝐛𝐞𝐲 (@Professor_kohli) November 7, 2023
What A Knock #maxwel , Greatest ODI knock + Never Give up attitude Maxi
Maxwell ❤️ Virat 🥰 #AUSvAFG #maxwel #ViratKohli𓃵 pic.twitter.com/aqc1WqIehN