On Friday (March 29), during the match against Pakistan, Maxwell was dismissed for the fifth time in the 90s in ODIs. However, Maxwell’s 98 runs from 82-balls proved to be an important factor in powering Australia to a competitive total.
The aggressive batsman doesn’t care too much about milestones and aims to help his team win more matches. The all-rounder said. “I’m not going to look back on my career when I’m done and think about all the hundreds I’ve missed. I’m going to think about the wins we had,”
At one point of time, Australia was struggling at 140 for 5, but the duo of Maxwell and Alex Carey stitched a stand of 134. Maxwell also attempted to pinch a couple of runs, in the final over but was run out in the process. It gave an indicator about the Glenn Maxwell putting the team first over an individual milestone.
The batsman said in the recent interview “It would have been nice to get a hundred but I was really happy with the way I played today. To put that partnership on with Carey, to get us to a total we thought we could defend – I was really proud of the way I went about it. The hundred doesn’t really matter too much to me. I’ve made a lot of mistakes as a middle-order batter (in the past) and not quite made it to the time when I can go (attack). It was nice to be there for the back end and delay the bigger hitting until a little bit later when we felt like we could comfortably get to a total we could defend. The last two games I’ve come in a bit earlier when we’ve lost a few wickets back to back and there’s been a little bit of pressure on when I’ve gone out. It’s actually been nice to get through that, be able to get myself in and not just go out and play a cameo knock in the last 10 overs.”
Meanwhile, Australia continued