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Mental health issues force Maxwell to take a break from cricket

Mental health issues force Maxwell to take a break from cricket

Australia’s flamboyant all-rounder Glenn Maxwell who was found in stupendous batting form against Sri Lanka has taken a break from the game, citing mental health issues. Participating in the second T20I game against the Islanders, the belligerent striker smashed a stunning half-century.

However, he finds himself in no position to continue right now which forced him to take a break from cricket, the duration of which is yet unknown. 

To cover his absence, D’Arcy Short was included in the squad. Cricket Australia’s Team Psychologist Dr. Michael Lloyd confirmed that Maxwell was having some mental health issues because of which he needs to spend some time away from the game.

Meanwhile, Executive General Manager of National Teams Ben Oliver assured full support to the 31-year old cricketer while respecting his decision and privacy. He further added that Maxwell is a special player so prayers are with him to get better and join the Kangaroos soon. It is important to note that Maxwell isn’t the first cricketer to take such a break.