Monday, January 18, 2016

Some players play for milestones but not me : Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell starred in Australia’s 3-wicket win today with his a 96-run innings at the MCG. His match-winning knock gave Australia their third consecutive win and ensured another series triumph. However, Maxwell’s post-match comments added salt to India’s wounds.
He said that some of the players are milestones driven when he was asked about Matthew Hayden’s comments that Indian players slow when are closer to a milestone.
“Some people are milestone-driven,” the Australian all-rounder responded. “I think they are probably making sure they get to a milestone,” Maxwell added to his response in the post-match press conference.
The former Australian opener, Hayden had said that players from the subcontinent play for “personal landmarks”.
“In one-day cricket, if you get to 70 or 80, you can obviously get a hundred by just batting carefully but we [Australia] just don’t do that. It affects a batsman’s statistics but we just don’t go for those personal marks.
“Countries like India suffer from that. We back ourselves against those countries because they’ll get two or three players in the 70s and beyond and they’ll be eyeing off that personal landmark and it will cost their side 40 or 50 runs as a result. Pretty much all the sub-continental sides are like that,” Hayden had said.
Indian batsmen have broken many ODI records this series. In all, they have three centuries, two by Rohit Sharma and one by Virat Kohli in as many ODIs played so far in the series. But, unfortunately on all three occasions, India failed to win the match have received a back lash for that.

Maxwell later talked about his own batting approach and said that it doesn’t matter to him whether he looks “attractive” or not while scoring runs.
“I don’t want to be an attractive batsmen; I just want to get the job done,” he said when asked how he goes about his business in the middle. I always keep thinking who they have left to bowl, who I can target,” the unorthodox batsmen said.

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