Glenn Maxwell of Australia hit the quickest century in ODI World Cup history off only 40 balls as his team thrashed the Netherlands by 309 runs on Wednesday at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match. Even after scoring his third ODI century, Maxwell was not happy.
Maxwell stated that he experienced horrific 'headaches' throughout the Netherlands' batting innings at the Arun Jaitley Stadium's'sound and light' display. During the 20-minute extravaganza, the Australia and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) all-rounder shielded his eyes with his hands.
I absolutely loved the light show, what an atmosphere. It’s all about the fans. Without you all we won’t be able to do what we love. ??? https://t.co/ywKVn5d5gc— David Warner (@davidwarner31) October 25, 2023
"Well, I had something like that light show similar happened at Perth Stadium during a Big Bash game and I just felt like it gave me shocking headaches and it takes me a while for my eyes to readjust and I just think it's the dumbest idea for cricketers when you've got this thing coming at you quickly and your eyes take so long to adjust and I think we just lost a wicket and the Perth Stadium lights went nuts," Maxwell said during the post-game press conference in New Delhi after the match.
"I was at the other end, and it took me a long time to get my eyes to go again, and I felt like I had a headache - so I just try to cover up as much as I can and ignore it, but it's a horrible, horrible idea." "It's fantastic for the fans, but it's a nightmare for the players," he continued.
However, Australian starter David Warner disagreed with teammate Maxwell on the Delhi light display. "What an atmosphere, I absolutely loved the light show." It's all about the audience. "Without you all, we wouldn't be able to do what we love," Warner said on the social networking site 'X'.
Maxwell also stated that he stayed up the entire night before the match against the Netherlands after arriving in Delhi on Tuesday night with his wife Vini Raman and kid Logan. "Yeah, not so good. "I was sitting in the locker room and I didn't really want to bat, which is a bit different from the previous game where I was way too eager to get out there," Maxwell explained.
"But I was a little more relaxed when I got out there." I didn't have many great hopes. But I've been really fried the last several days. "It coincided with the sleepless night with the family over last night," he continued.