Pat Cummins and Indian nice Sachin Tendulkar have led the tributes following Glenn Maxwell’s unimaginable World Cup double century in Australia’s win over Afghanistan.
- Maxwell was struck down by harm and cramping throughout his double century
- His unbeaten innings got here from simply 128 deliveries
- Tendulkar described the innings because the “finest ODI knock” he has seen
Maxwell, barely capable of stroll as he hobbled together with a again situation and horrible cramping at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, blitzed an unbeaten 201 from simply 128 deliveries on successfully one leg.
He dragged Australia from 7-91 previous Afghanistan’s whole of 5-291 to seal a three-wicket victory, which noticed Australia transfer by to a semifinal conflict with South Africa.
“I believe that is the best ODI innings,” stated Australia captain Cummins, who contributed an unbeaten 12 on the different finish of their unbroken stand of 202 for the eighth wicket.
“It is the very best I’ve ever seen, in all probability the best ODI innings ever.
“We’re simply chatting about it, all of the gamers, and we have determined it is a type of days the place you simply go, ‘I used to be there within the stadium the day Glenn Maxwell chased down that whole by himself’.
“It is only a one-man present. I am up the opposite finish and do not see any gaps within the area, do not see the place I will rating a boundary and but it looks like each time he sees that, it nonetheless simply runs away for 4. It seems to be really easy.
“He nonetheless cannot transfer, and but nonetheless manages to hit a six over the third man with a reverse. He is a freak.”
Tendulkar took to social media to reward Maxwell following his astonishing show.
“From Max strain to Max efficiency! This has been the very best ODI knock I’ve seen in my life,” Tendulkar wrote on X (previously Twitter).
Maxwell completed the job with the profitable six — his tenth of the innings to go together with 21 fours — and like so most of the massive hits, needed to pull it off magically with minimal foot motion as a result of his cramping was so debilitating.
“Maxi was out of this world. I could not even get on strike,” Cummins stated.
“You simply let him do his factor when he is doing that. How am I going to say something to somebody who’s like that?
“Even from 200 behind, he was nonetheless mapping a means we might win the sport. I used to be simply making an attempt to outlive.”
Nonetheless, it was solely with about 20 minutes left that Cummins felt Australia might actually pull off the miracle, even believing that Maxwell may need to be “stretchered off” together with his cramping woes.
“His again was cramping fairly early on, then simply hamstrings, calves. For one over he stated his toe was gone,” Cummins stated.
“I sort of signalled to Zamps (subsequent batter Adam Zampa) to get down right here as a result of he actually could not transfer after which the physio sort of satisfied Maxi that if he got here off, it could be worse off.”
Maxwell’s inspirational efficiency got here after he was dominated out of Australia’s earlier match in opposition to England following a golf-cart accident that left him concussed.
Cummins stated he was assured Maxwell would get well in time for Australia’s semifinal in opposition to the Proteas.
“Loads of hydration, he’ll be within the ice bathtub I am certain, however it is going to be OK,” Cummins stated.