‘Incredible Double-Century’ Rocks ICC World Cup 2023

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In a breathtaking display of power and finesse, Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell unleashed an extraordinary double-century, scoring an unbeaten 201 runs from just 128 deliveries during the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. This remarkable performance has left the cricketing world awestruck, earning Maxwell accolades not only from fans but also from his fellow players, including Virat Kohli, the former captain of the Indian cricket team.

Maxwell’s historic innings came when Australia found themselves in a precarious situation at 7-91 while chasing a target of 292 runs. His exceptional knock not only secured a thrilling victory for Australia but also ensured their place in the World Cup semi-finals. What makes this performance even more remarkable is the fact that it was the first-ever ODI double century achieved by a team batting second, and it was accomplished by a player who was not an opening batsman. Furthermore, it marked the first double century by an Australian male cricketer, joining the ranks of Belinda Clark’s 229 in the 1997 Women’s World Cup, also in Mumbai.

Virat Kohli tweeted

Virat Kohli, who shares a close bond with Glenn Maxwell beyond the boundaries of international cricket, took to Instagram to express his admiration. Kohli, who has had the opportunity to witness Maxwell’s exceptional skills up close, expressed his admiration on social media. He wrote, “Only you could do this. Freak.”
The camaraderie between Kohli and Maxwell is a testament to the unifying power of cricket, as they have been teammates in the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The IPL serves as a platform where players from various countries come together to compete as a team, transcending national rivalries.

Virat Kohli is currently in exceptional form during the tournament, amassing over 500 runs with the assistance of two centuries and four half-centuries.

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