Glenn Maxwell, Depression, Australia vs Sri Lanka 2019
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Australia’s star power hitter, Glenn Maxwell has shed light on the time when he was struggling with mental issues and had called it time on cricket temporarily.

Maxwell took an indefinite break in between the T20I series between Australia and Sri Lanka last year. The right-hander was suffering from depression and it turned out to be the main reason behind the sudden decision he took.

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell (Credits – Getty)

Cricket Australia (CA) also supported Maxwell in his brave fight and gave him space to lessen up the mental pressure that Maxi was going through.

Glenn Maxwell Opens Up On His Fight With Depression

Recently, Glenn Maxwell, in a podcast, said that it was his partner Vini Raman, who helped him in overcoming his mental issues. As per him, she was the one, who noticed something when he was playing in the Marsh Cup.

Maxwell said, “I think the first time she [Raman] noticed I wasn’t myself was in the Marsh Cup at the start of the summer. I think I was up to about eight months away from home at that stage. I was just cooked, I was tired and I was about to go into another series.  I was already thinking about how I was going to get better and where I was going to be at the end of the summer, my mind was just racing, I was thinking so far ahead.”

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell Credits: Twitter

“I just completely forgot about what I was doing in the moment, and she [Raman] knew that straight away. I think when we got back to Melbourne, I was finally able to see some family, I still wasn’t my energetic, bubbly self.  I wasn’t happy, basically, and it wasn’t something I noticed, I thought I was tired, it was just one of those things…I’ll push through it,” Glenn Maxwell said.

Maxwell Has Has An Incredible Return So Far

After recovering and returning to the field, the Aussie international marked a remarkable comeback in competitive cricket as he scored 398 runs playing for Melbourne Stars in BBL 2019-20.

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell. Credits: Melbourne Stars Twitter

Last month, Maxwell also got engaged to his long-time girlfriend, Vini Raman, who is based in Melbourne. The couple shared the news with the fans via the social media platform – Instagram. However, the wedding date is yet to be revealed.

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