In a breathtaking display of power-hitting, Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell wowed cricket enthusiasts across the globe by smashing a double century in just 128 balls during Match 39 of the ODI World Cup 2023. His awe-inspiring performance against Afghanistan in Mumbai turned the match on its head, propelling Australia to victory.

The right-handed batter’s innings of 201 runs was nothing short of a masterclass in aggressive batting as the southpaw took the attack to the Afghan bowlers, displaying an array of innovative shots, powerful strokes, and impeccable timing. His approach redefined the art of modern-day cricket and set the Wankhede stadium on fire as he raced towards his double hundred by hitting a six and finishing the game.

Following Maxwell’s phenomenal batting work, cricketing legend Yuvraj Singh, known for his astounding exhibitions on the field, issued a big remark on the 35-year-old all-rounder.

The Glenn Maxwell show vs Afghanistan

Chasing the target of 292 set by Afghanistan, the Aussie innings began in a dire predicament, struggling at 91/7 as the Afghan bowlers wreaked havoc on their top order. The odds appeared heavily against the Australians, making a comeback seem improbable. Little did anyone know that Maxwell was about to unleash his brilliance.

The Kew-born cricketer’s heroics was complemented by Australia’s skipper, Pat Cummins, who demonstrated tremendous resolve and determination. Together, they stitched a partnership of 202 runs from the precarious situation of seven wickets down. The partnership was a blend of power-hitting and intelligent batting, forming the cornerstone of Australia’s resurgence.

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Yuvraj Singh’s big words for Glenn Maxwell

Yuvraj lavished praise upon Maxwell for his mesmerizing  batting against the formidable bowling attack of Afghanistan, labelling it as “Innings of a lifetime.”

“Innings of a lifetime!! Hats off @Gmaxi_32 #AFGvsAUS,” Yuvraj wrote in his praiseworthy tweet for the Aussie star.

Also READ: Glenn Maxwell’s wife Vini shares an emotional post after her husband smashes records at the Wankhede – AUS vs AFG, ODI World Cup 2023

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