Glenn Maxwell mocks himself for dropping MS Dhoni: The Australian all-rounder saw the funny side of his drop yesterday.
During their attempt to defend 230 runs in the third ODI against India at Melbourne yesterday, Australia were successful in containing the Indian top-order if not dominate it.
On the second delivery of the 17th over, Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis caught and bowled India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan (23). With India scoring at a run rate of under four runs per over, another wicket would have put a lot of pressure on a middle-order comprising of two batsmen who hadn’t played any match in the series.
Stoinis’ following delivery saw former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni cutting a short delivery to Glenn Maxwell at point. Maxwell, one of the best fielders in the world, ended up dropping a simple catch.
Dhoni, the beneficiary of Maxwell’s fault, ended up scoring his 70th half-century, a match-winning 87* (114) with the help of six fours. In which was yet another instance of Dhoni finishing the match for India, Maxwell’s drop costed the hosts heavily.
Did Glenn Maxwell just drop a catch seconds after the commentators had crossed to him? I’ve been saying for years it’s ridiculous that they’re Mic’d up. Tell me this didn’t happen or if it did, that I’m wrong. #AUSvIND
— Anthony Sharwood ❄️🍉 (@antsharwood) January 18, 2019
Did Maxwell drop Dhoni on purpose ??
— Dèépak (@DeepakB7) January 18, 2019
In the hindsight, Maxwell saw the funny side of his drop during the first Semi-final of the ongoing Women’s Big Bash League between Sydney Thunder Women and Brisbane Heat Women at Sydney. Needing five runs to reach the final, Thunder batswoman Nicola Carey hit a powerful shot on the leg-side.
However, Heat fielder Haidee Birkett put on display an acrobatic fielding display at the boundary to grab the catch and seal victory for her team. It was at this point in time that Maxwell took to Twitter to ask Birkett for fielding tips. “Any tips appreciated Haidee,” read Maxwell’s tweet.
— Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) January 19, 2019
WHAT. A. CATCH. #WBBL04
— Holly Ferling (@Holly_Ferling) January 19, 2019
— Brisbane Heat WBBL (@HeatWBBL) January 19, 2019