VIDEO: Glenn Maxwell sends social media into frenzy after switch-hit six in Big Bash League

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Monday, December 24th, 2018 | 0

Melbourne Stars captain Glenn Maxwell was at his usual best as he put on a show against Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League on Monday morning.

The Australian star smashed 47 runs off 31 balls, a knock that included five sixes but no fours. But off all those maximums, if there was one that stood out, it was the one off lef-arm spinner Clive Rose.

In the 13th over of Melbourne’s innings, right-handed Maxwell turned lefty to smash one over extra cover (or shall we call it deep mid-wicket?), a shot that is called switch-hit in cricketing parlance.

No wonder, his fans couldn’t believe their eyes. “Glenn Maxwell you are simply a freak! These shots should be impossible to play!!” one person tweeted.

“Glenn Maxwell has just hit a switch hit onto Church St and by a fair way is the best cricket shot I’ve ever seen live,” another one wrote.

Melbourne went on to put up 155-5 in 20 overs after Maxwell was trapped leg before wicket by fast bowler Jofra Archer.

In response, Hobart rode on 37-ball 52 from star opener D’Arcy Short as they chased down the target with six wickets in hand and eight balls to spare.


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