Australian swashbuckler Glenn Maxwell has heaped high praise on the Indian bowlers despite them conceding more than 370 runs in two of three games of the recently concluded ODI series.
Maxwell was at his breathtaking best throughout the ODI series as he successfully shrugged off his poor IPL form by smoking 167 runs across three matches at a blistering strike-rate of 194.18.
Maxwell hailed Jasprit Bumrah as a world-class bowler, adding that he has enjoyed his battle with the Indian pace spearhead over the years.
“They’re all very good bowlers obviously. Jasprit Bumrah is obviously a world-class performer and he’s been known for his death bowling for a long period of time. I have come across quite a few times over the last few years. He’s someone I’ve enjoyed my battles with. And anytime he gets on the field, you know he’ll bowl really well,” Maxwell said.
‘That was probably a key moment in the game’- Glenn Maxwell on his dismissal against Jasprit Bumrah in the 3rd ODI
Maxwell has been in brilliant form in One-day International cricket this year. After stroking a match-winning hundred against England back in September, he was once again at the peak of his powers in the recently-concluded rubber against the Men in Blue as he played three consecutive cameos.
Maxwell also spoke about the last ODI where he came close to leading Australia to a 3-0 rout of India during his knock of 53 before he was eventually knocked by Jasprit Bumrah courtesy of a pinpoint yorker. The swashbuckler acknowledged it as the key moment’ in the game.
”I feel like I’ve been in good form over the last little bit in one-day cricket and that’s obviously changed my role a little bit so it’s up to me to finish that game. I thought the changing point was probably the run out with Carey, which was probably 100 per cent my fault,” Glenn Maxwell said.
”That was probably a key moment in the game that I probably stuffed up. Having said that, I probably should have iced that game from there. But they’re allowed to bowl well and Bumrah’s a class finisher,” he added.