Glenn Maxwell had taken time off from cricket due to mental health issues. This move of his had gained a lot of appreciation from the cricket community, as he was one of the few players who came up to address such an important yet under-discussed issue like mental health. The cricketer recently made a return to the sport, leading the Melbourne Stars in the ongoing Big Bash League.
Cricketers have been known to have taken up humanitarian causes over the years. A similar move by the Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell came to light when Dale Steyn shared a video of him, rushing out on the streets to douse a bush-fire.
The video that was shared by Dale Steyn, Maxwell’s teammate in the Big Bash, through his Instagram handle, started doing rounds on the internet as soon as it surfaced. The video had Maxwell rushing on to the street with a fire extinguisher, attempting to douse a bush fire that had popped up there. It was also shared later by the official Twitter handle of the Big Bash League. Earlier in the league, a match between Sydney Thunders and Adelaide Strikers had to be abandoned due to smoke from a bush-fire in Canberra.
Rain played a spoilsport in the Melbourne Stars’ match
The match that was scheduled on the day this video was shared, was also affected by nature’s fury. Due to rain, it had to be reduced to an 11 overs per side, contest. Maxwell won the toss and chose to bat first. But, his team’s top order failed to fire as both the openers, D’Arcy Short and Simon Milenko were dismissed cheaply. The middle-order came to the rescue and helped the team post a total of 69 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in their 11 overs.
In the second innings too, the rain came in to play a spoilsport. When the Stars were cruising to a victory, requiring 15 runs to win half-way through their inning, the rain started pouring down again. The match was subsequently awarded to the team from Melbourne via the Duckworth Louis (DLS) method. For the Stars, the top performers with the bat were Marcus Stoinis and Peter Handscomb, who scored 25 and 22 runs respectively.
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