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“My Family.” Maxwell Opens up about passing out in Adelaide

“My Family.” Maxwell Opens up about passing out in Adelaide

Glenn Maxwell Reflects on Personal Trials and Triumphs in Adelaide

In a candid revelation, Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell opens up about the aftermath of a recent incident in Adelaide, highlighting its impact on his family and his subsequent resurgence on the field.

Maxwell, who scored 120 off 55 balls, found himself in hospital following an episode attributed to excessive alcohol consumption during a golf promotion in the scorching Adelaide heat.

Despite facing scrutiny and admonishment from Test captain Pat Cummins, Maxwell’s resilience shone through as he delivered a stellar performance in the same city, etching his name in cricketing history.

Reflecting on the incident, Maxwell said, “I think it probably affected my family a little bit more than it affected me.”

“I was back into training, I was still thinking about this T20 series, and the New Zealand tour.

“I was pretty focused on what I had to do. Obviously, that incident was less than ideal with the timing, but I had that week off away from the game.”

“I came back and got back into my running, my gym program, and I felt really good and refreshed once I got back.”

This recent setback is not the first trial Maxwell has faced in his career. Just over a year ago, he suffered a debilitating leg injury at a birthday party, which sidelined him from international duty and deprived him of an entire Big Bash League season.

"My Family." Maxwell Opens up about passing out in Adelaide
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However, his return has been remarkable. Two World Cup centuries to his name followed by a century against India then this freak show at Adelaide. Maxwell has looked unstoppable since.

Maxwell said that he received the invaluable support of Australian coach Andrew McDonald and national selection chief George Bailey amidst the fallout, emphasizing their exceptional assistance during a period when his personal life came under scrutiny.

However, he emphasized his reluctance to dwell on the incident or the ensuing inquiries. “No, I quickly moved forward,” he asserted. “I resumed training promptly, feeling quite composed,” he added.

His state of mind translated into a remarkable performance, one that he had foretold to his teammates, as South Australian fast bowler Spencer Johnson revealed. According to Johnson, Maxwell said that he will score a century on Sunday against West Indies at Adelaide.

Maxwell recounted waking up with a premonition of his impending innings. West Indies captain Rovman Powell conceded feeling “helpless” against Maxwell’s onslaught.

Reflecting on his extraordinary form, Maxwell struggled to articulate the sensation of being ‘in the zone’ after a shaky start. Despite initially faltering in innings, Maxwell said, “I was pretty calm and just really clear, it felt like it, the whole way through the innings.”

“I made a few mistakes early in the innings when I felt I got balls I could hit for boundaries and didn’t quite place, probably tried to overplay the ball.”

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