Glenn Maxwell showed the Australian selectors exactly what they're missing when he produced an outrageous piece of skill to reverse sweep fast bowler Peter Siddle for four runs during a recent Big Bash League match.
This comes after being omitted from the Australian ODI squad, and this week he has revealed his intentions of sitting down with his skipper to clear the air over Smith’s comments that Maxwell needs to train more smartly.
Earlier, Steve Smith had suggested that Maxwell needs a better training regime when he said: “Just looking at the way he trains, I think he could train a little bit smarter.
“If he keeps his head switched on and trains really well and focuses on basic things probably more than the expansive things then I think that will help him have his consistency,” Smith had added.
Responding to Smith’s statement, 29-year-old Maxwell said: “I’ll address those comments with Steven personally, I’ll have a chat with him.
"I know what it’s like to say things in the media. I’m sure there were only good intentions behind it. He’s only trying to get the best out of me as the Australian skipper.
“There’s not much you can say. I’ve got to listen to him and I’ll be doing my best to get on his right side and do everything I can to play for Australia,” Maxwell concluded.
Well, he certainly proved his best during the recent BBL game, and his reverse sweep shot was so good, it's quickly gone viral online thanks to social media.
Meanwhile, Australia’s T20 assistant coach Ricky Ponting has backed Maxwell to succeed and believes that the maverick all-rounder is the best option to replace injured Chris Lynn in the ODI squad.
Maxwell has done his selection chances no harm, not just with this shot, but by showing his captain he can produce consistency as the "Big Show" has already racked up three half centuries in this year's Big Bash.
However, Maxwell's team the Melbourne Stars have yet to register a victory despite being filled with world class players including Kevin Pietersen, James Faulkner, and Adam Zampa.
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