Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell, known for his aggressive batting style, recently set a new record by achieving the fastest century in the history of the Cricket World Cup. Maxwell broke the previous record held by South Africa’s AB de Villiers during a match against Sri Lanka in the ongoing World Cup tournament.
AB de Villiers had previously scored the fastest century in World Cup history, reaching his century off 31 balls against the same team, Sri Lanka, in the 2015 World Cup. However, in the match against the Netherlands, Maxwell accomplished this remarkable feat, scoring a century off just 40 balls. His century included nine boundaries and eight sixes, showcasing his remarkable ability to clear the boundary ropes with ease.
Maxwell’s extraordinary achievement places him in an elite group of cricketers who have scored the fastest centuries in One Day International (ODI) cricket history. The list includes AB de Villiers, who held the record before Maxwell, New Zealand’s Corey Anderson, and Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi, who had previously achieved remarkable centuries off a similar number of deliveries.
This feat not only demonstrates Glenn Maxwell’s exceptional talent but also highlights the ever-evolving and dynamic nature of modern cricket. It is a testament to the changing dynamics of the sport, where players are pushing the boundaries of what is considered possible in terms of run-scoring and the speed at which they achieve milestones like centuries.
Maxwell’s incredible achievement is not only a personal milestone but also a moment of pride for Australian cricket and a source of inspiration for young cricketers. His remarkable display of power-hitting and ability to score quickly in limited-overs cricket underlines his importance in the Australian team’s batting lineup.
As the World Cup tournament progresses, fans around the world eagerly await more exciting and record-breaking performances from top cricketing talents like Glenn Maxwell. His century not only adds to the drama and excitement of the World Cup but also serves as a reminder of the tremendous skill and entertainment that cricket can offer to its global audience.