Twitter erupts as Glenn Maxwell equals Rohit Sharma’s record with 5th century in Adelaide T20I – AUS vs WI

Feb 11, 2024

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In a thrilling second T20I between Australia and West Indies at Adelaide Oval on Sunday, Glenn Maxwell stole the limelight with a scintillating century. The match, which saw Australia being asked to bat first, witnessed Maxwell’s extraordinary performance that propelled his team to a massive total of 241/4 in their allotted 20 overs.

Glenn Maxwell’s milestone moment

Maxwell’s century came in spectacular fashion on the last ball of the penultimate over of the Australian innings, bowled by Romario Shepherd. With a powerful shot to a short and wide delivery outside off, Maxwell secured his century, taking off his helmet amidst thunderous applause from the crowd.

Destructive display

The Australian all-rounder showcased his destructive prowess, smashing an unbeaten 120 off just 55 balls, including 12 fours and 8 sixes. Maxwell’s innings not only powered Australia to a formidable total but also saw him surpass the milestone of 9,500 runs in T20 cricket.

Stellar partnerships

Maxwell’s century was supported by crucial partnerships throughout the innings. He shared an 82-run stand with Marcus Stoinis (16) before the latter’s departure. Following this, Maxwell combined forces with Tim David (31*), adding an impressive 95 runs in their partnership.

Equalling Rohit Sharma’s record

Maxwell’s century also marked a significant milestone as he equaled Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma‘s record for the most centuries in T20I cricket. Both Maxwell and Rohit now stand at five centuries each in this format.

Most Centuries in T20I Format

5 – Glenn Maxwell (94 Innings) *
5 – Rohit Sharma (143 Innings)
4 – Suryakumar (57 Innings)

Social media erupts in joy

Social media platforms such as X (formerly Twitter) exploded with reactions to Maxwell’s extraordinary feat, with fans and experts alike praising his remarkable performance and congratulating him on equaling Rohit’s record. The cricketing world buzzed with excitement as Maxwell’s century became the talking point across social media platforms.

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Here is how Twitter reacted:

– 145 (65)vs Sri Lanka.
– 120(55) vs West Indies.
– 113(55) vs India.
– 104(48) vs India.
– 103(58) vs England.

Glenn Maxwell – The best in the business in T20I. 🫡

— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) February 11, 2024

Most Centuries in T20I format

5 – Glenn Maxwell (94 Inngs)*
5 – Rohit Sharma (143 Inngs)
4 – Suryakumar (57 Inngs)

— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) February 11, 2024

Glenn Maxwell is unarguably one of the best T20I cricketer the format has ever seen. 🔥 #AUSvWI #T20I #GlennMaxwell #CricketTwitter

— (@CricketTimesHQ) February 11, 2024

Most T20i centuries:

Glenn Maxwell – 5* (94 innings).
Rohit Sharma – 5 (143 innings).
Suryakumar Yadav – 4 (57 innings).

— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) February 11, 2024

Future generations will remember Glenn Maxwell as the real hitman of cricket 🙏

RCB bloods are born to own T20 format.

— Kevin (@imkevin149) February 11, 2024

Most Hundreds in T20I – The Hitman of Cricket , GLENN MAXWELL .🔥

— Kohlified. (@123perthclassic) February 11, 2024

T20I Centuries by Glenn Maxwell

145* v SL (2016)
103* v ENG (2018)
113* v IND (2019)
104* v IND (2023)
120* v WI (2024)*

He remained unbeaten in all 5 100s 💥#AUSvsWI

— 𝑺𝒉𝒆𝒃𝒂𝒔 (@Shebas_10dulkar) February 11, 2024

Glenn Maxwell now has the HIGHEST score by a no.4 batter in T20Is.

120* – Glenn Maxwell🇦🇺 v WI, TODAY
117 – Suryakumar Yadav🇮🇳 v ENG, 2022
113* – Glenn Maxwell🇦🇺 v IND, 2019#AUSvWI

— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) February 11, 2024


12 fours & 8 SIXES by him against West Indies. He’s a beast 🤯🤯 #AUSvsWI

— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) February 11, 2024

Most century in T20I –

Glenn Maxwell – 5
Rohit Sharma – 5

The Hitman we want💔

— Safal Jaiswal (@SafalJaiswal18) February 11, 2024

Centuries in T20I history –

• Glenn Maxwell – 𝟬𝟱*
• Pakistan – 05
• Afghanistan – 03
• Srilanka – 02
• Bangladesh – 01

Maxi has its own seperate universe.

— Rafi (@rafi4999) February 11, 2024

Celebration of Glenn Maxwell after registering the record of Most T20Is Centuries over Rohit Sharma…..!!!#RCB #AUSvsWI

— RCB Xtra. (@Rcb_Xtra) February 11, 2024

This guy is just unreal. What a player!🫡 Mad man

— N (@Vk_is_goat) February 11, 2024


Another Maxwell madness – a hundred in just 50 balls with 9 fours and 7 sixes. Tremendous striking by the madman from Australia. 🔥 #maxwell

— Kohli Sensation (@KohliiSensation) February 11, 2024

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