Maxwell, Duffield square off again in UK
KFC Big Bash League rivals reunite, though this time the pressure isn't quite as high
25 June 2015, 06:34 PM AEST
The two players at the centre of last year’s most talked about KFC Big Bash League moment have reignited their rivalry, albeit with tongue firmly in cheek.
Melbourne Stars allrounder Glenn Maxwell left jaws officially dropped last December when he charged Brisbane Heat fast bowler Ryan Duffield only to watch on as the ball violently swung back to crash into middle stump.
The leave left Maxwell stunned, the Channel Ten commentators aghast and Duffield and the Heat fans delirious.
But the pair were reunited yesterday for the first time since the incident in a round of golf at the Salisbury & South Wilts Gold Club located approximately 45 minutes from Southampton on England’s south coast.
Both players turned to social media to share their efforts on the course, with left-arm quick Duffield posting a video of him retrieving a ball from a precarious position in what looks like the clubhouse.
— Ryan Duffield (@PremiumDuff) June 24, 2015
Maxwell, however, posted a picture of the famous leave, saying “The last time I saw him this happened... Had a bit better time today though. #atleastiplayedashotthistime”
A photo posted by Glenn Maxwell (@gmaxi_32) on
After being named in the ICC 2015 World Cup Team of the Tournament following Australia’s triumphant campaign, Maxwell suffered a dip in form during the Indian Premier League season for Kings XI Punjab.
But the 26-year-old has bounced back in England, scoring 92no from 48 balls and collecting two wickets in a man-of-the-match performance in Yorkshire’s 40-run win on the weekend.