Glenn Maxwell’s scream after one of his cut shots went over the second slip for four to take him into three figures in the on-going Ranchi test match showed how desperate he was for a knock like that.
There was a sense of pride and satisfaction in that celebration and of course a little bit of relief as well.
He was over the moon, was Maxwell and why wouldn’t he be? It was not only a hundred, but, a statement to those who had given him no chance to come good at the test level.
As per Maxwell, if he had not scored runs in this test match, it was possible that he would never have appeared in the whites for Australia again and he didn’t want it to be the case because the longest format of the game is just so special for him.
Maxwell revealed that the previous night was pretty tough as he was struggling to have some sleep. He was imagining what could be in store for him on Day 2 and a lot of the things that were coming in his mind were negative only.
The right hander hopes that he keeps making use of all the chances that he gets in the tests for Australia and scores hundreds like this regularly to establish himself as a consistent test match player over the coming years.
Maxwell’s job in Ranchi may not be over just yet as he will be needed with the ball as well to fill in as the fifth bowler of the team and bowl some tight overs.
He is not the worst off spinner in the world for sure. And the Ranchi pitch will definitely start breaking at some point of time, probably from the third day itself.