Glenn Maxwell, the Australian international cricketer, who is currently playing Twenty20 cricket is in the headlines but for the wrong reasons. He got hit by a ball that slipped out of the hands of the left-arm bowler Ben Dwarshuis of Sydney Sixers. The ball hurled at 141.5 kph hit his bat as Maxwell tried to avoid it.
Glenn Maxwell came into bat after Nic Maddison was dismissed and two balls later, he needed to take evasive action as he tried to protected himself from being hurt by the “nasty delivery.” The ball hit Maxwell on the chest. In the meantime, Ben Dwarshuis, who immediately felt guilty, went up to the batsman to apologize for his mistake. At the time of the incident, other players of Sydney sixers who were fielding ran to him and helped him stand. This incident’s video was posted by Cricket Australia and Big Bash League on their Twitter handles.
Ben Dwarshuis Bowls Nasty Beamer To Glenn Maxwell
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 20, 2020
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 20, 2020
After that, Maxwell immediately stood up as he was ready to face the next delivery. He smacked the next ball to send it to the boundary for a four. For Maxwell, it was not such a good day as he failed to accelerate when he came in to bat with his team needing to score 63 runs off 26 balls. Maxwell managed to score only 12 runs off 13 balls, which included two fours. But the 31-year-old was dismissed in the last over by Sixers pacer Tom Curran.
In this season, this was the second loss for Melbourne Stars. In spite of this loss on the BBL points table, they continue to top it. Sydney Sixers, who are behind them by five points, are in the second position on the points table.