Australian all-rounder, Glenn Maxwell has taken an indefinite break from all formats of cricket due to his struggling against mental health. Cricket Australia has denounced it on Thursday that D’arcy Short is going to replace Maxwell in last T20 against Sri Lanka which is to take place on 1st November, Friday.
Here's the latest on Glenn Maxwell, his withdrawal and replacement in the Australian T20I side – featuring some fitting words from Justin Langer on Maxwell's courage to admit he was struggling. pic.twitter.com/VSPmpy1njc
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However, his mental health have not became an obstacle for his performance. He has remained tremendous in first two T20s against Sri Lanka and scored 62 runs on 28 balls along with legendary fielding. Michael Lloyd, the Australian cricket team psychologist has said,
“Maxwell will spend a short time away from the game.”
He further pointed out that,
“Maxwell has been proactive in identifying these issues and engaging with the support staff.”
Maxwell has taken break with full authority and support of Australia cricket. Ben Olives who is CA’s general manager of national team has narrated that,
“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.”
As Maxwell has always been a key player for team Australia. He has performed so well with the bat, ball and field as well so on the matter, Ben has further added,
“We ask that everyone gives Glenn and his family and friends space; and respects their privacy at this time. 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.”
According to Justin Langer, who is head coach of the relevant team, it took greatest of Maxwell’s courage to accept that he isn’t okay and has lauded Maxwell with being forthrights for the problem. He on the entire situation has stated to reporters in Melbourne that,
“It took great courage for him to tell us he wasn’t OK. In one way, it’s really good for him to do that. Behind the mask of the great entertainer and the great talent and the great team man and everything we see publicly, a lot of these guys are human and they’re hurting a bit. Hopefully, he’s going to be fine.”
Langer has made sure that Cricket Australia will be providing complete authority and will be in touch with him along with providing him complete support.
“Like all injuries, we’ll work out where he’s at with it, and work out when he’s going to return to play, hopefully healthier and happier than he is at the moment. You check in all the time. It’s very topical now, you’ve got to look after each other.”