Australia’s entertaining all-rounder Glenn Maxwell opens up about how mentally exhausted he was during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The all-rounder revealed his struggles and said that he wished his arm was broken during the tournament so he could get some time off.
Talking to a media network, Maxwell said, “When I got hit [during a net session before the final group game against South Africa] I was angry and part of me was hoping my arm was broken”. Maxwell was battling mild anxiety and depression during those days and did not have the audacity to tell anyone.
Maxwell’s performances went down during the mega-event which forced the all-rounder to take break from the International cricket after the T20I series against Sri Lanka, even after scoring a belligerent 60 in the series. “I batted so well, I got 60-odd off less than 30 (balls) and barely missed the middle...but didn’t really enjoy any of it,” he said. You’re taking down an international attack and just not enjoying any bit of it.”, Maxwell quoted.
After the series concluding, Maxwell revealed his struggles and acknowledged Australia’s limited-overs captain Aaron Finch. The all-rounder went through a healing process for a few months before he rejoined high-intensity cricket as Melbourne Stars captain.