Glenn Maxwell hit an unbeaten 103, after taking 3-10, to give Australia a five-wicket win in England's opening game of the T20 tri-series. Maxwell's innings came after Australia went on a chase of 156 runs in Hobart. They were two down for four when the explosive Aussie batsman walked in.
He ended up scoring a 58-ball hundred even in a chase of just 156 runs.
Steve Smith congratulated Maxwell on Twitter but still got roasted for his previous comments on the all-rounder. He wrote, "Great win Australia. Well played @Gmaxi_32 top drawer!"
Great win Australia. Well played @Gmaxi_32 top drawer!— Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) February 7, 2018
Smith had earlier said Maxwell should ditch the "funky stuff" and stick to the basics if he wants to get back in the national one-day side. "Just looking at the way he trains, I think he could train a little bit smarter," Smith said.
"We've all seen the way he can come out and play and do all his funky stuff and be pretty cool with that, but when he puts his head down he's actually a really good batsman, as we've seen in Shield cricket – he's got some big runs there. If he keeps his head switched on and trains really well and focuses on basic things probably more than the expansive things then I think that will help him have his consistency."
"If he's having those consistent performances he's certainly a person you want in your team."
Maxwell fans had every word in their mind and didn't sit back when it comes to taking a jibe at Smith.
Here are the tweets:
Imagine if he was a smarter trainer— David Robertson (@Robdav30) February 7, 2018
@stevesmith49 I'm sorry but please train smarter to get into the T20 squad— Aus Cricket Fans (@AusCricketFans1) February 7, 2018
That’s what happens when you train well ????— Doley (@berniedole) February 7, 2018
Smart enough yet?— Richard Ross (@turnerstcafe) February 7, 2018
You must've disliked that reverse sweep that he keeps perfecting at training....— Manish (@Manish1G) February 7, 2018
Did he train smart enough for you?— Jack Conlon (@jackconlon26) February 7, 2018
Def played better than you played all of the ODI series , maybe you need to start training better m8 ????— llapskywalker (@llapskywalker) February 7, 2018
Bet you're fuming!— Declan Cavanagh (@TheDecCavanagh) February 7, 2018
He only needed you with him instead of criticising him and what he needs just to stay calm and really played well today ????and have that luck too what is needed for such a great innings— Abhinav (@Maxi5Abhinav) February 7, 2018