Australian All-Rounder Glenn Maxwell was mocked and praised after a video of Maxwell making a ‘choking’ gesture towards the crowd just moments before Kane Williamson launched the giant six that won Saturday’s World Cup clash for New Zealand was uploaded in the internet.
Maxwell was fielding in the deep when he turned to a section of crowd at Auckland’s Eden Park and jokingly placed his hands around his neck which signelled that the home side was about to choke in chasing 152. But Kane Williamson held his nerve and won it for the hosts with a six.
The video clip was uploaded to Facebook by a New Zealand fan Sam Holt and it reveived over 173,000 views, 65,000 likes and 3,000 shares. The video had a description This was Maxwell just before Kane Williamson tonked that 6 to win it… How’s that for crowd / player banter?,.
Maxwell scored just one in the game having made 66 in Australia’s opening win over England, but he won some sympathy online with fans praising him for his interaction with the crowd. I sat right behind maxwell and he was awesome. So interactive with the crowd and with a real good sense of humour! Def a good sportsman, commented one spectator.
Here is the exclusive footage of what Maxwell did: