“I have my parents here”: Glenn Maxwell delighted to end ‘Adelaide curse’ with fifth T20I ton

Glenn Maxwell

Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell spoke about his fifth T20I ton which came in the second game of the ongoing three-match series against the West Indies. He said that his parents were in the stands and that he was delighted to end Adelaide’s curse.

Glenn Maxwell lit up the Adelaide Oval on Sunday (February 11) as he played a blinder that powered Australia to victory in the second T20I against the West Indies. The all-rounder, who does not have a great track record in Adelaide, made sure to put an end to the curse.

Glenn Maxwell entertained the crowd in a big way and hit some incredible shots in his innings. He oozed class and made his parents proud with his stupendous entrances. The right-hander was at his best in batting and he scored another T20I century.

Glenn Maxwell recorded his century in just 50 balls and equaled Rohit Sharma’s record of most tons in T20Is. He finished with the knock of 120 unbeaten runs off 55 balls to go with 12 fours and 8 sixes, batting at a strike rate of over 218.

Glenn Maxwell recalled how he was last injured when playing in Adelaide. He expressed his joy with his innings, saying that he feels good to make such a positive outing. In statements to the stations, he explained:

“I also have my parents here. So, um, I had some freaking trips to Adelaide, uh, and they came over a couple of times. Then I got injured. I think I broke my leg the last time they tried to come to Adelaide. So it’s good that this is positive.”

Glenn Maxwell’s comments about Adelaide came in the wake of her recent hospitalization. The off-roader spent a night in the hospital after passing out while he was drinking with his friends.

I’ve relied on my hand speed to get me out of trouble – Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell spoke more about his batting and said that he wanted to make the most of this opportunity. He revealed that he wanted to stay at the crease as long as possible. The express:

“You think in your brain that you probably have to make the most of this opportunity. You don’t get as many of them as in a T20 career when you have a couple of short square boundaries and really nice, true wickets. So I try to hold on as long as possible.”

While talking about his technique, Glenn Maxwell said he relies on his hand to get him out of trouble when his footwork is slow. He elaborated:

“I’ve relied on my hand speed to get me out of trouble if my foot is running a little slow. So I just try to give myself the best opportunity to use my hands to guide me into a gap and get over the box.”

Glenn Maxwell will now be seen in action when Australia takes on the West Indies in the third T20I. February 13.