Glenn Maxwell, an Australian batter, has disclosed that the Baggy Green he last wore in 2017 has “completely fallen apart” after being left unused in a backpack over the last few years.
After a five-year absence, the 33-year-old was recently recalled to the Test side. He was called up to the team for the Sri Lanka series after Travis Head suffered a hamstring injury. Maxwell last played a Test for Australia against Bangladesh in Chattogram in September 2017.
According to cricket.com.au, the Australian discovered that his wife Vini reviewed the situation of the headwear this week, but there was not much positive thing. He said:
“When she took it out of the bag, it had fallen completely apart.” So I am going to get a new one over here. It occurred to a few of the boys. Regrettably, when it is wet and placed in the bag, it does not dry very well when left in the bag… It is completely demolished.”
“I think I will have to place it in a glass display and leave it there. When I get home, I will try to correct it, but right now, it is probably a little late for that.”
Glenn Maxwell on being dropped from the Test squad:
In Ranchi, India, in 2017, the aggressive Australian batsman scored a magnificent Test hundred. He was not kept on the team though, and he has not played for Australia in the longer format since after losing the following three Test matches.
Maxwell bemoaned that he was cut from the Test team while he was in excellent form and had not played poorly. He recalled:
“I believed that might have been the end of my Test career. I simply had the impression that I had been there and nearby but overlooked. When I played my last Test five years ago, I thought I was in the finest shape of my career. I reasoned that if I did not play another Test right afterward, I might have missed the chance without doing too much wrong.”
Maxwell has so far featured in seven Tests, scoring 339 runs at an average of 26.07.
The two Test matches, which are a part of the World Test Championship, will take place from June 29 to July 3 and July 8 to 12 in the seaside city of Galle.