Despite suffering from a major injury and being admitted to the hospital, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was seen supporting the Melbourne Stars Women who were facing their city-rivals Melbourne Renegades Women at the Junction Oval stadium in Melbourne.
Maxwell was spotted watching the match where the Stars ultimately managed to pull off two points after a scintillating inning from Annabel Sutherland. The 21-year-old first picked up three crucial wickets and then with the bat, managed to score 62 off 29 deliveries, which eventually helped the Nicole Faltum-led side get the all-important win.
However, the team would hope for a miracle as the side managed to collect only eight points from ten games. They currently are sixth in the table and need to win all their matches and then hope for others to drop points in order to qualify for the playoffs. Renegades, on the other hand, are at the bottom of the table with just five points from 12 matches.
— Melbourne Stars (@StarsBBL) November 13, 2022
Maxwell ruled out for a minimum of three months
Following Australia’s early elimination from the 20-20 World Championship, the Aussie cricketers were gearing up to take on their arch-rivals England in a three-match ODI series. With a new captain at the helm, Australia needed a fresh start in international cricket and thus Glenn Maxwell’s injury can put things in jeopardy in the middle.
The 34-year-old fractured his fibula at a birthday party and is expected to be out of action for at least three months. He has already gone through surgery and will be released from the hospital after monitoring for a couple of days.
“Glenn is in good spirits. It was an unfortunate accident and we feel for Glenn in the circumstances given he was in great touch in his last few games,” Australia’s selection chief George Bailey shared an update on the cricketer.
Now, as things stand, the captain of the Melbourne Stars is expected to miss the majority part of the Big Bash League in the Australian summer. He is expected to return towards the latter half of the season but everything will depend on his recovery.