Pat Cummins has boldly injected a dose of reality into the Glenn Maxwell frenzy, and it’s receiving widespread acclaim.
As Australia’s captain, Cummins had a front-row seat to witness Maxwell’s explosive innings, now being hailed as the “greatest of all time,” which led the team to a thrilling three-wicket victory over Afghanistan on Wednesday morning.
Maxwell has become the focal point of cricketing conversations after his awe-inspiring 201 not out performance, which shattered multiple records, even though he endured a moment of distress when he suffered cramps.
In the eyes of many, Maxwell single-handedly propelled Australia to victory, chasing down Afghanistan’s formidable 292-run total with 19 balls to spare, thereby securing a spot in the Cricket World Cup semi-finals. However, Cummins is quick to remind the world that this was a team effort.
While the world lavishes praise on Maxwell, Cummins adopted a different perspective when he took to social media on Wednesday morning, stating, “A lot of credit should go to Maxi; he played his role beautifully.”