Australia Top-order batsman Glenn Maxwell was furious last night as he hit his 5th T20I century off 50 balls in the second of a 3-match T20I series against the West Indies on native soil. After the game, while speaking at a press conference, Maxwell spoke about the night he was hospitalized due to excessive partying and alcohol.
Glenn Maxwell revealed that his family, especially his parents, were extremely affected by that incident and were shocked to learn that their son had been hospitalized on the 22nd of last month. That news went viral right after it was published by the Australian media.
Questions were constantly being raised about his off-field activities and that Cricket Australia should monitor him to avoid similar incidents in the future. Australian captain Pat Cummins and head coach Andrew McDonald reportedly spoke to Maxwell after the incident and simply asked him to keep his behavior and social activities in check.
When Glenn Maxwell was asked by reporters to talk about the incident in detail during yesterday’s press conference at Adelaide’s Optus Stadium, the explosive right-handed batsman said he knew he had a whole week without cricket and just wanted to relax for a while. . a little but he didn’t know if the party would eventually lead him to a hospital, anyway he feels ashamed for what happened to him that night.
“I think it probably affected my family a little more than it affected me. I knew I had that week off. And obviously that incident wasn’t ideal, and the timing was. But I had that week off, I knew I had that week off out of the game.” – Maxwell said at a press conference in Adelaide.
Upon his return from his brief setback, the 35-year-old scored just 10 runs in the 1st T20I against the West Indies in Brisbane. In the 2nd T20 that took place yesterday, Glenn Maxwell brought out his old self and justified his nickname – the Big Show once again.
Maxwell scored a record 5th century in the shortest format and is now level with India captain Rohit Sharma in terms of most T20I centuries. He played a match-winning knock of 120* in 55 balls in Adelaide and scored the bulk of Australia’s first innings total of 241, which they successfully defended thanks to the efficient contributions of Jason Behrendorff, Josh Hazlewood, Spencer Johnson, Adam. Zampa and Marcus Stoinis.
“I’m just trying to make sure I’m in the best place,” Glenn Maxwell on his T20 World Cup preparations
Glenn Maxwell then revealed his plans and how he is staying fit ahead of Australia’s tour of New Zealand, the IPL and then the T20 World Cup in June. The big hitter stated after being released from the hospital that he felt great about returning to a disciplined life and says he is ready for what is to come.
“I felt really good and refreshed once I came back. And everything has been about preparing me for this series and what’s to come. We know that we have four international matches until the World Cup (T20) and that everything happens quite quickly. And I’m just trying to make sure I’m in the best place possible for that tournament.” – Maxwell concluded.