13 Dec 2019
Glenn Maxwell reveals why he went on mental health break
While Maxwell's move was widely applauded by many cricketers around the world, it drew criticisms regarding the cricketing schedule of present cricketers.
Meanwhile, Maxwell has revealed the reason as to why he opted for the break.
Maxwell claims he was pretty much exhausted before the break
Explaining his decision to go on the break, Maxwell said that he was mentally and physically ruined following constant travel on the road for almost five years.
"I really want to thank Cricket Australia, Cricket Victoria and the Stars for giving me that space and allowing me to have that time away from the game and get myself right," he said, reports ESPNCricinfo.
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Maxwell thanks his girlfriend for coming up with the suggestion
"It was actually my partner who suggested I speak to someone, she was the first one who noticed it, so I should probably thank her as well. Once I had that initial conversation it was a big weight off my shoulders," added Maxwell.
Maxwell also thanks Moises Henriques for his insights
Maxwell thanked his team-mate, Moises Henriques, for his helpful insights, who too had gone through a similar phase.
"You go through a lot of waves of emotions over the first few weeks [of the break] and especially that first week, that was probably the hardest, and as I took the time away to get myself right and speak to the right people," he continued.
Maxwell has had average performance in his last 10 matches
Considering Maxwell's performance in the previous 10 matches, it has been an average one.
During these 10 matches, he has played two T20Is, scoring 62 runs.
In three First-Class matches, he has scored 101 runs, besides claiming seven wickets for 312.
Meanwhile, in the past five List A matches, he has scored 97 runs and has three wickets for 182.
Maxwell in IPL
Maxwell has had a brilliant stint in the IPL
As far as Maxwell's IPL performance is concerned, it's been remarkable.
So far, he has played for three different teams, scoring 1,397 runs in 68 innings at an average of 22.9 and has a strike-rate of 161.13, including six half-centuries.
His best stint came at Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) where he played for four seasons, while in 2014, he finished as their highest run-scorer.
Maxwell eyes great BBL stint and big money in IPL
As far as Maxwell's next stint is concerned, he would be taking part in the BBL, playing for Melbourne Stars.
He has already played for the side before in 2012-13, where he had scored 145 runs in six innings at an average of 24.16 and a strike-rate of 152.63.
Meanwhile, he is also set to participate in the IPL 2020 auction this month.