Glenn Maxwell gives hilarious thumbs up to D’Arcy Short: The captain of Melbourne Stars was quick to thank the Hurricanes opener.
During the 27th match of the ongoing 10th season of the Big Bash League between Melbourne Stars and Hobart Hurricanes in Hobart, Melbourne Stars captain Glenn Maxwell and Hobart Hurricanes opening batsman D’Arcy Short were involved in a funny incident.
It all happened on the second delivery of the fourth over when Hobart Hurricanes opening batsman Ben McDermott hit a Maxwell delivery down the ground.
Having hit the ball with brute force, McDermott didn’t give much time to his non-striker in Short to not come in the way of the ball. As a result, the ball ended up hitting Short and deflected to mid-on.
While McDermott and Short completed an easy single, Short unintentionally saved three runs for the opposition which invited a thumbs up from Maxwell who was pleased to not conceded a boundary while bowling in the powerplay.
In addition to costing his team three teams, Short couldn’t contribute as well as the team required him to do in a 184-run chase. The 30-year old player was dismissed by Sam Rainbird after scoring 8 (13) with the help of one four.
After Hurricanes captain Peter Handscomb won the toss and invited Stars in to bat, they posted a competitive 183-6 in 20 overs on the back of all-rounder Marcus Stoinis scoring a hard-hitting 97* (55) with the help of seven fours and sixes each. With bowling figures of 4-0-31-3, Hurricanes pacer Nathan Ellis was the pick of their bowlers.
Glenn Maxwell gives hilarious thumbs up to D’Arcy Short
👍 from Maxi as D’Arcy inadvertently saves three pic.twitter.com/vtlKAN8SZF
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 4, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
Darcy batting like a tailender now a days
— Msd fan (@rsmsdhoni) January 4, 2021
Seb Gotch’s sleeves are getting shorter by the season 👕
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 4, 2021
You just witnessed the Stoinis show! 📺
— Melbourne Stars (@StarsBBL) January 4, 2021
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