Watch: Glenn Maxwell imitates MS Dhoni’s helicopter shot, Kevin Pietersen’s switch-hit

first_imgWatch: Glenn Maxwell imitates MS Dhoni’s helicopter shot, Kevin Pietersen’s switch-hitGlenn Maxwell has put together a series of impersonations in one video in which he plays some of the famous shots of superstar batsmen from around the world.advertisement India Today Web Desk AdelaideJanuary 16, 2019UPDATED: January 16, 2019 14:25 IST MS Dhoni’s helicopter shot is one of the toughest to replicate (YouTube video screen grab)HIGHLIGHTSMaxwell’s video blogs are quite popular among cricket fans all around the worldThe Australia all-rounder imitated Ponting, Mark Waugh, Dhoni, Pietersen and de Villiers in his blogThe 30-year-old made a 37-ball 48 in Australia’s 6-wicket loss vs India in the 2nd ODI on TuesdayAustralia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell likes to put together videos of him either interviewing cricket superstars or him imitating their trademark shots.After the success of Maxi’s Blog, in which he went around interviewing sports stars like Virat Kohli and Usain Bolt, Maxwell has come up with another video of him imitating famous batsmen from around the world and the popular shots that they have played over the years.The segment titled Maxi Impersonates, he starts off by playing a pull shot like Ricky Ponting and then goes on to play the flick off his pads, a shot which Mark Waugh used to play with terrific success.The 30-year-old then impersonates Kevin Pietersen’s switch-hit before playing the famous helicopter shot, made popular by India legend MS Dhoni.And finally, Maxwell concludes the video with the sweep-scoop shot which South Africa superstar AB de Villiers used to play against the fast bowlers in limited-overs cricket.Two years ago, Maxwell was roped in by makers of the Ashes Cricket video game in which he was recorded playing all the shots in cricket. His movements were captured by multiple cameras inside the studio for the video game.Maxwell on Tuesday made 48 runs off 37 balls as Australia posted 298 for 9 against India in the second ODI at Adelaide. Shaun Marsh top-scored in the match with 131 off 123 balls.But India overhauled the target thanks to Virat Kohli’s 104 and MS Dhoni’s unbeaten 55 to level the three-match series 1-1.Off late there has been a lot of debate in Australia on whether Maxwell should be promoted up the batting order in Australia’s one-day squad, especially with the big hits required in the death overs.advertisementBut head coach Justin Langer insists that No.7 is the perfect place for Maxwell to bat.”There’s a lot of debate about Maxi, but I think that’s the perfect position for him. The other night, he came in late, but that’s actually a good sign. If he can come in and put the finishing touches like he does, it’s always a nervous time for the opposition.”I honestly think, despite the debate, that’s his best spot in our team for us at the moment, and we’ll flick him in every now and then when we need a little cameo. He brings a lot, he bowled well tonight, he fields well. He’s probably the best fielder in the world, we love it, it’s contagious his energy. He’s got good leadership qualities,” Langer said.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Glenn MaxwellFollow MS DhoniFollow Kevin PietersenFollow Maxi ImpersonatesFollow India vs Australialast_img read more

Burundi Security Council members urge warring parties to reach ceasefire

Council members “called on all belligerents to cease hostilities immediately and urged the armed groups to enter into ceasefire negotiations without further delay with a view to concluding a ceasefire agreement,” said the current President of the 15-member security body, Ambassador Sergey Lavrov of the Russian Federation, in a statement to the press following consultations.The members also encouraged cooperation among the Burundian parties “in order to ensure the smooth running of transitional institutions and the resolution of pending issues,” Ambassador Lavrov said. “They also strongly support the efforts of the facilitation and regional initiative to expedite ceasefire negotiations.”The President’s statement commended South African troops in the country “for their important contribution to the effort to help bring comprehensive peace to Burundi” and encouraged them to continue their mission in the country. Council members also commended efforts to facilitate the voluntary repatriation of refugees “at a measured pace to ensure the safety of returning refugees in the current security situation.”Looking to the broader global context, the members called on the international community to support the process in the framework of the Arusha Agreement and urged the donor community to increase economic, humanitarian and development assistance to Burundi.During their closed-door meeting, Council members were also briefed on sanctions against Liberia. Ambassador Lavrov said they “took note” of the Security Council sanctions committee’s intention to have further discussions on recommendations produced by a Panel of Experts on those measures.The Chairman of the sanctions committee will brief the Council on the outcome of those discussions sometime before 6 May, according to Ambassador Lavrov. read more