Glenn Maxwell drops the ‘F’ word on the umpire during a BBL game
The replays suggested that the umpire's decision was correct.
Published - Jan 12, 2018 8:23 pm | Updated - Jan 12, 2018 8:25 pm
The T20 cricket festival in Australia, Big Bash League (BBL), is currently in full flow with the teams fighting hard for the top 4 spots. The matches are going right down to the wire with the breath-taking last ball finishes keeping the spectators glued to their seats. Also, there are some controversial decisions which have turned the matches in the favour of either side. Similarly, in one such incident, Glenn Maxwell of Melbourne Stars was unhappy with the decision of the umpire for not giving no-ball.
The incident took place in the 18th over when Dwayne Bravo delivered the last ball. It was a full toss which Maxwell pummelled to the maximum disdainfully and looked towards the umpires with a hope of being given the no-ball for height. He asked the square leg umpire for no-ball but he didn’t give it indicating that the ball was below the waist high. The decision frustrated Maxi and he said the ‘unwanted’ words ‘fu*k man’ to the umpire. The replays showed that the umpire was correct as the delivery was well below the waist and there was no question of signalling no-ball.
Cricket Australia (CA) is yet to react on the matter even as the official Twitter account of BBL has released the video of Glenn Maxwell smashing the ball into the stands. It remains to be seen if he will be fined as CA is very strict over the players breaching the code of conduct.
Here’s the video:
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 12, 2018
Stars win the derby
Stars trumped Renegades in the Melbourne derby on the night by 23 runs and registered their first victory of the season after six matches. Kevin Pietersen led the way for them as he smashed 74 off just 46 deliveries with 4 fours and five maximums. Maxwell and Peter Handscomb supported him as Stars posted a fighting total of 167/4 after being invited by their opposition to bat first. In response, Renegades stuttered throughout their chase and could only muster 144 well short of the target.