Australia’s Glenn Maxwell takes indefinite break with mental health struggles

Glenn Maxwell is a known name in the world of cricket, his ability to hit the toughest ball for a boundary and his capability of spinning the ball are some of the innocuous reasons why people adore this cricketer too much. He has provided the Australian team with unquestionably robust backbone support in the middle order.

Maxwell was always on a high point in career, starting his days with the county cricket and playing for state teams. He has showed some marvelous skills and also holds the record of hitting the fastest fifty in the county Australian Cricket. Coming from a small town of Australia, this amazing cricketer is now worth a million.

Full Name : Glenn James Maxwell
Born : 14th-Oct -1988
Zodiac Sign : Libra
Birth Place : Kew Vic, Melbourne
Occupation : Cricketer
Industry : Sports

“The well-being of our players and staff is paramount. Glenn has our full support,” says Cricket Australia manager
Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell on Thursday went on a “short” break from cricket due to mental health issues and will be replaced by D’Arcy Short in the national Twenty20 squad.

According to Cricket Australia, Maxwell told the team’s support staff that he was struggling with his mental health and the Board, along with his state side Victoria, are backing him in this period.

“Glenn Maxwell has been experiencing some difficulties with regards to his mental health. As a result, he will spend a short time away from the game,” team psychologist Dr Michael Lloyd was quoted as saying by Cricket Australia on its website ‘’.“Glenn was proactive in identifying these issues and engaging with support staff,” he added.

Maxwell’s decision comes days after he hammered a 28-ball 62 in Australia’s massive 134-run win in the opening Twenty20 against Sri Lanka. He did not get to bat in the second match which the hosts won by nine wickets to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

The 31-year old, who also bowls off-spin, has played 110 ODIs, 61 T20s and seven Tests for Australia. He has managed just one century each in Tests and ODIs but has three hundreds in T20Is.

CA’s Executive General Manager of National Teams Ben Oliver said, “The well-being of our players and staff is paramount. Glenn has our full support. Cricket Australia will work collaboratively with Cricket Victoria’s support staff to ensure Glenn’s well-being and his reintegration into the game.”

Oliver further requested that Maxwell, his family and friends’ privacy should be respected.

“He’s a special player and an important part of the Australian cricket family. We hope to see him back in the team during the summer. It’s important we look after Glenn and all our players,” he said.

Glenn Maxwell Early Career

On 25th August, 2012, Maxwell made his first international ODI debut against the not so lethal team of Afghanistan. He played a crucial role in the match with the bat and his team registered an easy win. It was the 2nd ODI of his career against Pakistan where he scored a spectacular half century. His innings of 56 run set the field and momentum for Australia, towards another easy win.

Glenn Maxwell Career

2nd March, 2013 was the day when his dream of playing test cricket for Australia was realized. He was introduced to the test side of Australia under the cap number of 433. It was the second test match of the season against India, where he made his debut. Though history registered Australia losing that match,Glenn Maxwell proved to be a promising prospect to become an important part of the Australian test side.

Maxwell joined the mighty Indian Premiere League(IPL) in the year of 2012 as a member of The Delhi Dare Devils. Over the time his performance has made him a favorite among a lot of team owners and an aspiring target to bid for the next season. In the recent auctions of IPL Season 7, Maxwell was sold for a mighty sum of 1 million US dollars to the team of Kings XI Punjab. The team management has retained this player because of his amazing partnerships with Miller in the league matches. He is a match winner for the team.

Glenn Maxwell will be remembered for scoring a huge run of 95 against IPL team Chennai Super Kings in just 43 balls. The innings saw 15 fours and some high rising sixes.

This World definitely continues to see the bombastic side of Glenn Maxwell.

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