David Warner’s Response to Glenn Maxwell’s Critique of Cricket World Cup Light Show

David Warner’s Response to Glenn Maxwell’s Critique of Cricket World Cup Light Show

David Warner’s Response to Glenn Maxwell’s Critique of Cricket World Cup Light Show

During a recent Cricket World Cup match, Glenn Maxwell didn’t hold back his criticism of the mid-game light shows, likening them to nightclub-style displays and calling them “the dumbest idea.”

Glenn Maxwell, a prominent Australian cricketer, made headlines with a remarkable 40-ball century against the Netherlands. He achieved this milestone faster than any other player in the ODI Cricket World Cup. In the same match, he reached his half-century in just 27 balls and then completed the remaining 50 runs in a mere 13 balls. After the game, Maxwell expressed his disapproval of the in-game light shows, stating that they gave him severe headaches.

Maxwell’s explosive performance, including his record-breaking century in just 40 balls, led Australia to a resounding 309-run victory over the Netherlands at New Delhi’s Arun Jaitley stadium. However, the distracting noise and light show during the Dutch team’s response didn’t sit well with Maxwell, who covered his eyes with his hands during the nearly two-minute display.

“Well, I had something like that light show happen at Perth Stadium during a Big Bash game,” Maxwell said after his man-of-the-match knock of 106 off 44 balls in a team total of 399-8.

“And I just felt like it gave me shocking headaches and it takes me a while for my eyes to readjust and I just think it’s the dumbest idea for cricketers.”

He added: “So I just try and cover up as much as I possibly can and ignore it but it’s a horrible, horrible idea. Great for the fans, horrible for the players.”

However, Glenn Maxwell’s Australian cricket teammate David Warner, who also scored a ton against the Netherlands, however disagreed with Maxwell.

“I absolutely loved the light show, what an atmosphere. It’s all about the fans. Without you all we won’t be able to do what we love,” David Warner wrote in a post on X.

Australian bowlers led by leg-spinner Adam Zampa dismissed the Dutch for 90 in 21 overs for the biggest margin of victory in World Cup history.

Maxwell, nicknamed “The Big Show” for his swashbuckling batting, said he had been unwell on the eve of Wednesday’s game.

He said he was sick from a sleepless night after being joined by his family ahead of his team’s fifth match of the tournament. “Yeah, not great. I was sitting in the changing room and I didn’t really want to bat, which is a bit different than the last game where I was way too eager to get out there,” Maxwell told reporters.

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“But yeah, I was a little bit more chilled when I got out there. Didn’t have many high hopes, I think. But I’ve been pretty cooked the last couple of days. Coincided with the sleepless night last night with the family over.”


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