After a record-breaking innings from star all-rounder, Glen Maxwell stole the show with his brilliant batting masterclass in the second T20I against the West Indies. The aftermath of an incident in Adelaide, which resulted in Glenn Maxwell being hospitalized, had a greater impact on his family than on himself. However, after taking a week away, he was able to refocus and deliver a remarkable innings in the same city.
The star Australia's prominent all-rounder, garnered media scrutiny recently due to an incident at an Adelaide pub, resulting in his hospitalization. According to various Australian media outlets, Maxwell attended a Brett Lee concert and collapsed backstage, reportedly involving alcohol consumption. Maxwell expressed remorse over the incident, acknowledging that it impacted his family more than himself.
“I think probably it affected my family a little bit more than it affected me. I knew I had that week off. And obviously, that incident was less than ideal, and the timing. But I had that week off, I knew I had that week off away from the game. And I came back and got back into my running, my gym program, and it felt really good and refreshed once I got back. And it’s all been focused on getting myself ready for this (T20) series and what’s to come,” Maxwell stated following his record-equaling fifth T20I century against the West Indies in Adelaide on Sunday.
I express my gratitude for the support I received: Glenn Maxwell
This wasn't the first instance of Glenn Maxwell finding himself in trouble. Back in 2022, he endured a horrific mishap during a friend's birthday celebration, resulting in a broken left fibula. The severity of the injury necessitated immediate surgery and an extensive recovery period. Following this incident, Australia head coach Andrew McDonald advised Maxwell to learn from the experience and take better care of himself.
Maxwell expressed gratitude for the support he received from those around him. Moreover, Maxwell achieved a significant milestone by equalling India skipper Rohit Sharma's record for the most hundreds in men's T20Is, scoring an unbeaten 120 off 55 balls in the second T20I against the West Indies at the Adelaide Oval.
"I just moved on pretty quickly. I was back in training on Monday so I was pretty good. The coach, Bails, everyone really, they have been outstanding," he added.