Ian Chappell appealed to the ICC to ban the shot after more switch hit shots played by Glenn Maxwell in the second ODI between India and Australia. Chappell had said that this is quite unfair for the fielding team and the bowler. Following Chappell’s statement, Glenn Maxwell has now stated his stand on this, saying that the shot falls under the rules of the game and the batting has evolved in a similar way.
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When Maxwell was asked about Ian Chappell’s comment, he said, “It is within the rules of the game.” The batting evolved in this way, it got better and better over time, that’s why such huge scores are made and these goals are also chased. I think it is up to the bowlers to try to deal with it. In the third ODI against India, Maxwell batted brilliantly for 59 runs in 38 balls, but he could not win his team and was bowled by Bumrah.
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Maxwell appeared in great form in the three-match ODI series played against India and scored 167 runs in three matches at a strike rate of 194.19, including two half-centuries. During the IPL 2020, Glenn Maxwell was seen struggling with his form, for which he was also criticized a lot.