One of the best sights in cricket is seeing stumps flying all over the place, courtesy of a fast swinging ball. A better sight is when a fast bowler bowls a faster one that breaks the batsman’s bat in half. Such sights have become a bit common in today’s cricket, as bats have become slightly brittle, despite bats getting bigger and bigger.
One such instance was seen in the third Test between India and Australia in Ranchi, when a Umesh Yadav thunderbolt, broke Glenn Maxwell’s bat in half, as he defended the ball. The ball hit the bat just under the maker’s sticker and the bat broke like a toothpick and left Maxwell amused. Umesh Yadav was seen flexing his biceps and the whole incident brought relief in form of some laughter, when the series had gone through some turmoil in Bengaluru.
Glenn Maxwell shared his thought and the story behind his broken bat in a video posted by cricket.com.au and you can watch it here: