Matt Renshaw took a rare wicket on Friday night but it was his “unusual” Fortnite celebration that had fans and commentators gobsmacked.
Renshaw, was one of six Heat bowlers to claim a single wicket each, did his best to keep the Heat in the contest with a well-made 39 off 29 balls but when he fell to Daniel Worrall (2-21) in the penultimate over, the home team's hopes were extinguished.
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But it wasn’t his performance with the bat that had social media buzzing, but rather his wicket celebration.
"Let's hope he doesn't get another wicket - I don't want to see that celebration again!"— News Cricket (@NewsCorpCricket) December 20, 2019
Matt Renshaw snares the wicket of Nic Maddinson and follows it up with a celebratory Fortnite dance 😂#BBL09 #BringTheHeat #Renshaw pic.twitter.com/euxSlIR3Xs
After dismissing Nic Maddinson the Heat young gun broke down in a Fortnite dance.
The awkward dance moves had the commentators in stitches.
“Where has that come from,” one commentator said. “Little bit of hammer time there,” Damien Flemming said.
Fans on social media were equally perplexed.
Unusual— L12 (@L12_RFC) December 20, 2019
Hope he never gets another wicket— Peter Nanz (@KhaosMarauder) December 20, 2019
Embarrassing— Nick “panty man “ Merlo (@BradMackleberry) December 20, 2019
Maxwell turns it on
Melbourne Stars captain Glenn Maxwell has marked his return to professional cricket with a man-of-the-match display in his team's 22-run Big Bash League win over Brisbane Heat.
Maxwell blasted 83 off just 39 deliveries in a dominant display at Metricon Stadium on Friday in what was his first match since taking a break from the game for mental health reasons in October.
The allrounder's innings included seven fours and five sixes as the Stars made 7-167 off their 20 overs after being sent in by Heat captain Chris Lynn.
In reply the Heat made a fantastic start through English import Tom Banton, who belted 64 off 35 balls including four massive sixes, but the hosts slumped to their second loss in as many matches by finishing on 8-145.
"I felt really good," Maxwell said.
"I felt like I hadn't missed a beat which was nice. Just felt really comfortable and was watching the ball pretty hard and just trying to hit it.
"I don't think I ever doubted the performance part of it, it was just I suppose the other part of the game that I needed to get right while I was away.
"Didn't have probably the ideal preparation, just a couple of games of club cricket at my local club where the wickets are a bit lower and pretty average.
"It was nice to come out and perform straight away."