The stadium seat in Wellington which was broken by Glenn Maxwell’s six has been bought by a fan after it was sold for a charity. The incident had happened in the third T20I between New Zealand and Australia at Wellington.
Glenn Maxwell had hit five sixes in his knock of 31-ball 70 and one of the said sixes punched a hole in one of the seats at the stadium, which was empty due to New Zealand’s COVID-19 restrictions at the time.
Wellington Stadium chief executive Shane Harmon had removed the damaged seat and decided to pledge it for auction and even got Glenn Maxwell to sign the seat and also take a photo with it. He said that the damaged seat will be auctioned off online and the proceeds will go to the Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust.
A Rotorua Fan Buys The Damaged Seat By Glenn Maxwell For $2000
The auction saw 99 bids placed for the piece of sporting memorabilia from the third Twenty20 game in the series between New Zealand and Australia in the capital last week. The winner of the auction was just known as ‘Fiona from Rotorua’, who made the winning bid of $2000 on the site TradeMe.
The proceeds of the auction were given to the Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust. Glenn Maxwell also mentioned that he was sorry for breaking the seat and also pledged to make a donation as well.
“I’ll make a donation and an apology for breaking a seat. I hadn’t hit too many in the middle, so I was happy to get it over the fence,” Maxwell had said to the New Zealand Herald.
The seat was broken when Maxwell smashed a Jimmy Neesham delivery 10 rows back off the second ball of the 16th over, which went for a total of 28 runs. New Zealand Fan Paid $2000 For Glenn Maxwell’s Broken Seat
Maxwell’s batting blitzkrieg has once again proved that he is one of the best in the world and is unstoppable when in full flow. He was roped in by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 14.25 crores in the IPL 2021 auction.