Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell is always been magnificent in every format. He is well known for his nature of hard hitting and playing innovative knocks throughout his career. But this time destiny wrote something else for him. In IPL 2020, Maxwell had scored only 108 runs in just 13 matches with an average of 15.42 and having poor strike rate of 101.88. Maxwell is never known for this kind of form but unfortunately this season wasn’t made for him.
Maxwell was brought for a whooping amount of 10 crore in the IPL 2020 by Kings XI Punjab. With this kind of amount, franchise had expected a lot from him but he couldn’t able to step in and play like what he had to be. Even Former Indian Opener Virender Sehwag has also criticized him for his mediocre form and called him as 10 crore cheerleader.
With this statement Maxwell replied by saying he doesn’t having any grudges with him as he says Sehwag has been always in the counterpart of media for using this kind of language and statement and he is of outspoken nature. He also quoted that he is very much ok with the given comment and doesn’t want to involve out like what Sehwag used to be. To comment towards this statement he rather used to be silent and this is his way of dealing the comments against him.
“It’s ok. Viru is pretty outspoken with his dislike of me, and that ‘really fine. He’s allowed to say whatever he likes. He’s in the media for such statements, so that’s fine. I deal with that and move on, and take it with a grain of salt with Sehwag,” Maxwell quoted while having conversation with The West Australian.
Glenn Maxwell is used to tackle this kind of situation.
As the cricketing viewer knows this Maxwell had been in a long break from the sport due to the mental health problems. He had pulled out his name from the home season series and made a comeback in Big Bash League (BBL). In the BBL season he had played some outstanding and excellent knocks. Speaking about this
He stated “the time I spent away helped me to the large extent this year in lockdown”.
“I think I’m better equipped with dealing with those sorts of things now. I think in hindsight it was pretty good time to go through something like that where I was able to put some groundwork in to deal with adversity. This year has certainly been a massive test of it. To be able to help people through different times of tough periods and be able to help myself through those tough periods has been really key as well,” Maxwell quoted.
He will be back in action from the upcoming T20Is and ODIs series against Indian Team at the home soil which will begin from November 27th 2020.