Glenn Maxwell's floppy hat at the T20 World Cup has got everyone talking

Shamanth Jayaram October 21, 2021
Glenn Maxwell's floppy hat at the T20 World Cup has got everyone talking
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The Australian cricket team were beaten by India in a warm-up game ahead of the T20 World Cup on Wednesday, but Glenn Maxwell’s fashion choice is what made the headlines.

The men in yellow batted first and managed to score 152 runs in their 20 overs in what was a tricky wicket for the batters. Team India were mostly comfortable and chased that down with eight balls to spare.

It was only a practice game and the result doesn’t really matter. What did matter for many fans on social media was Maxwell’s choice of fashion when he came out to bat at the ICC Academy Ground in Dubai yesterday.

Glenn Maxwell wore a floppy hat!

It is no secret that Maxwell is not a big fan of helmets. He has to wear one when he’s facing the quicker bowlers, but he usually prefers a cap when the spinners are on.

Every cricket fan expected the same yesterday, but the Australian surprised us all with a floppy hat.

Not many cricketers really prefer a round hat when they’re out to bat, especially not in an international game. However, Maxwell has never been someone who follows the norm, and this is just another example of his bold choices.

Cricket fans love Maxwell’s new headgear

Maxwell managed to put his on-field struggles behind him in the recently concluded Indian Premier League. He won the supporters over with his brilliant performances, and his choice of headgear is increasing his fan count as well.

The Australian’s floppy hat certainly surprised many, but he received nothing but love from fans in the ground and from the ones watching from home.

Here’s how a few cricket fans reacted to his fashion choice yesterday…

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Shamanth works as a senior editor at GRV Media. Based in Bangalore, India, he's a massive Arsenal fan who also enjoys a bit of UFC every now and then.