Glenn Maxwell had a poor IPL 2020 season with Kings XI Punjab. He didn’t play the way he is known for. He accumulated 108 runs in 13 games with a poor average of 15.42 and a strike rate of 101.88. He didn’t cross the 30-run mark in any game. Not just this, he couldn’t hit single six in the season. Having spent more than 10 crores in the auction on him, the franchisee must have expected a lot better from Maxwell. The former captain of Kings XI Punjab, Virender Sehwag even criticised him for his poor performance called him a 10-crore cheerleader.
Maxwell now replied to Sehwag’s statement and said that he doesn’t have any grudge against former Indian opener. Glenn Maxwell understands that Sehwag is in the media now and he is of the outspoken nature. He said that he is absolutely fine with the comments made by the former India cricketer and will take it as a lesson and will learn through it.
“It’s ok. Viru is pretty outspoken with his dislike of me, and that’s fine. He’s allowed to say whatever he likes. He’s in the media for such statements, so that’s fine. I deal with that and move on, and take it with a grain of salt with Sehwag,” Maxwell said while speaking to The West Australian.
Glenn Maxwell had taken a break from cricket due to mental health problems. He had also pulled out of Australia’s home season midway through the series and then had made a comeback after close to 2-3 months for the Big Bash League (BBL) and played brilliantly in that league. Speaking about that, he says that the time he spent away helped him to the large extent this year in lockdown.
“I think I’m better equipped with dealing with those sorts of things now. I think in hindsight it was a pretty good time to go through something like that where I was able to put some groundwork in to deal with adversity. This year has certainly been a massive test of it. To be able to help people through different times of tough periods and be able to help myself through those tough periods has been really key as well,” he added.
Glenn Maxwell will now be seen in action in the upcoming ODI and T20I series against India, starting from November 27.