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    Glenn Maxwell's performance after comeback from break due to mental health struggles

    Glenn Maxwell, the Australia all-rounder, said he wasn’t one for individual landmarks, after falling two short of a century while attempting to pinch an extra run in the fourth one-day international against Pakistan on Friday, 29 March.

    Maxwell’s 82-ball 98 helped Australia secure a nervy six-run win in Dubai, giving the visitors a 4-0 lead in the five-match series. He put on a 134-run partnership with Alex Carey, which boosted the side from 140/5 to 277/7.

    Pakistan looked set to chase that down after centuries from Abid Ali and Mohammad Rizwan – they were 218/2 in the 42nd over. However, a collapse of epic proportions thereafter meant they finished on 271/8, with Nathan Coulter-Nile claiming 3/53.

    But the enduring image of the match was Maxwell attempting the extra run late in the first innings, and he was lauded for his selflessness. "You can never accuse Glenn of being selfish," Aaron Finch, the captain, told the host broadcaster.

    Maxwell himself said he valued team wins over individual feats. "I'm not going to look back on my career when I'm done and think about all the hundreds I've missed,” he said. “I'm going to think about the wins we had.

    "It would have been nice to get a hundred, but I was really happy with the way I played today. To put that partnership on with [Alex] Carey, to get us to a total we thought we could defend – I was really proud of the way I went about it. The hundred doesn't really matter too much to me.”

    Maxwell has played a floater’s role in Australia's ODI set-up over the last year, coming in anywhere between No. 3 and No. 7. He is still figuring out the nuances of each role, but said he was determined to bat deep into the innings this time.

    “I've made a lot of mistakes as a middle-order batter and not quite made it to the time when I can go [attack],” he said. “It was nice to be there for the back end and delay the bigger hitting until a little bit later, when we felt like we could comfortably get to a total we could defend.

    “The last two games I've come in a bit earlier when we've lost a few wickets back to back, and there's been a little bit of pressure on when I've gone out. It's actually been nice to get through that, be able to get myself in, and not just go out and play a cameo knock in the last 10 overs.”

    The final ODI against Pakistan will be played in Dubai on Sunday.

    https://www.icc-cricket.com/news/1150049
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    Now compare this attitude to our "get a 100 at any cost" players .
    First Finch and now Maxwell giving team building lessons to our stars. But I don't think they will learn any time soon.
    Self-centredness is filled to the core in our players.

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    He said, what I've been saying all along.

    But some fans prefer 100's plus a graceful defeat by 6 runs.


    And I get so high.. And I just can't feel it....

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    but we love 50 at strike rate of 100

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    Because our batsman want to match :tendulkar' ,streak


    Quote Originally Posted by Arsal_AK View Post
    If Hafeez can get two hundreds in a game anyone can.

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    Stop blaming player who have done almost 90% of the work. Grab the coller of players like Umar Akmal and Imad Wasim.

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    Absolute gem of an innings from Maxwell - has done it twice (??) for Australia in this series in which he has put the game beyond our limited reach.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kianig89 View Post
    Because our batsman want to match :tendulkar' ,streak
    This team combined isn’t fit enough to tie Sachin’s shoe laces.

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    Glenn Maxwell couldn't care less about falling painfully short a century.

    "I'm not going to look back on my career when I'm done and think about all the hundreds I've missed," said the allrounder after Australia's tense six-run win over Pakistan in Dubai.

    "I'm going to think about the wins we had."

    Skipper Aaron Finch lauded Maxwell for his selflessness after his match-turning 82-ball 98 set up the closest of Australia's seven consecutive one-day international victories.

    Rather than take an easy single and chase just the second ODI ton of his career, Maxwell put the team first in the final over of Australia's innings when he attempted a bold second run and was caught well short of his ground.

    It was a telling gesture from a man who has specifically been called out in the recent past for not scoring enough hundreds and who has been out in the nineties five times in ODIs – one shy of Adam Gilchrist’s Australian record of six.

    "You can never accuse Glenn of being selfish, the way he plays," Finch told the host broadcaster. "He does everything for the team."

    With game-defining knocks in his side's last two wins over Pakistan, not to mention taking on increased roles with both the ball and tactically along his close friend Finch, the 30-year-old has shown he’s the complete package in 50-over cricket ahead of Australia's World Cup defence.

    Maxwell's knock was one of most mature of his international career; after the Aussies slumped to 5-140, he put on 134 with Alex Carey (55 off 67) but struggled for timing at stages, before exploding with a series of breathtaking strokes late in the innings.

    The off-spinner then bowled three vital overs at the death, conceding just one boundary, with a ball made slippery and heavy from the dew.

    That was despite having had to leave the field earlier in Pakistan's innings after feeling dizzy. His knock had come in sapping heat and he'd hardly eaten in the lead-in to the match.

    "It would have been nice to get a hundred but I was really happy with the way I played today," said Maxwell.

    "To put that partnership on with Carey, to get us to a total we thought we could defend - I was really proud of the way I went about it. The hundred doesn't really matter too much to me.

    "I've made a lot of mistakes as a middle-order batter (in the past) and not quite made it to the time when I can go (attack).

    "It was nice to be there for the back end and delay the bigger hitting until a little bit later when we felt like we could comfortably get to a total we could defend.

    "The last two games I've come in a bit earlier when we've lost a few wickets back to back and there's been a little bit of pressure on when I’ve gone out.

    "It's actually been nice to get through that, be able to get myself in and not just go out and play a cameo knock in the last 10 overs."

    Australia's win streak is their longest since the 2015 World Cup and continues the stunning U-turn of their one-day form.

    "If you look back six to seven months ago, probably even less, we were probably on the other side of it," Maxwell continued. "We were finding ways to lose when we were in winning positions.

    "It's a funny thing winning momentum. When you're winning games, you just find a way to win.

    "That's the great thing about this group at the moment. We're finding ways to win in different conditions, different ways."

    Qantas Tour of the UAE

    First ODI: Australia won by eight wickets

    Second ODI: Australia won by eight wickets

    Third ODI: Australia won by 80 runs

    Fourth ODI: Australia won by six runs

    Fifth ODI: v Pakistan, March 31 in Dubai

    https://www.cricket.com.au/news/glen...cup/2019-03-30


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    Quote Originally Posted by freelance_cricketer View Post
    This team combined isn’t fit enough to tie Sachin’s shoe laces.
    They don’t need that type of fitness either.


    Ki Mohammad (saw) sey wafa tu ney tou hum terey hain
    Yeh jahaan cheez kya hai Loh-o-Qalam tere hain

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    Glenn Maxwell has shown style and substance during a dizzying knock of 98 against Pakistan in Dubai, proving he's capable of playing more than just cameo roles for Australia.

    Maxwell, whose place in the World Cup squad was far from assured at the start of the home summer, has gone from strength to strength since arriving in India a month ago.

    On Friday, the allrounder produced his most mature innings since the 2015 World Cup to help Australia post 7-277 and ultimately win by six runs.

    Maxwell marched to the middle at 4-101 in the 23rd over, when Pakistan spinners Imad Wasim and Yasir Shah had two wickets each and it was unclear whether the tourists would bat out their overs.

    The Victorian finished one boundary short of what would have been the second ODI ton of his career, having started cautiously then played some outrageous strokes before being run out in the final over.

    "The last two games I've come in a bit earlier when we've lost a few wickets back to back and there's been a little bit of pressure on," Maxwell said, having backed up his 71 in Abu Dhabi. "Those sort of opportunities probably more come up when conditions are tough and the top order has found it difficult.

    "It's about getting through those tough times and giving myself that chance to go.

    "I've made a lot of mistakes as a middle-order batter ... so it was nice to be there for the back end."

    Maxwell offered a caught-behind chance on 10 but then settled, passing 50 in 53 balls by taking measured rather than manic risks.

    The excitement machine teed off late with trademark funky footwork and outrageous strokes that manipulated the field.

    Maxwell barely ate before the game-changing dig and didn't eat during the innings break. The 30-year-old felt dizzy during the early stages of Pakistan's innings but regained composure with the help of the team doctor.

    Maxwell, who has been dismissed five times in the 90s in ODIs, insisted he wasn't worried about the personal milestone.

    "I'm not going to look back on my career when I'm done and think about all the hundreds I've missed," he said.

    The gifted batsman was clean bowled on 76 by Usman Shinwari in the 47th over but recalled when replays revealed it was a clear no-ball.

    "I looked up and saw JL (coach Justin Langer) behind the laptop and he started smiling and put his hand up," Maxwell said. "It was nice to get a second chance."

    Snatching victory from a position of weakness is often required to win a World Cup and it's a trait Australia seem to have added to their repertoire. Victory at the same venue on Sunday would complete Australia's first 5-0 ODI series triumph since 2013.

    Australia's winning streak, their best since a run that included the 2015 World Cup final, now stands at seven matches despite plenty of hiccups on Friday.

    Pakistan were perfectly placed to complete their highest successful chase against Australia, thanks to opener Abid Ali's record-breaking ton on debut and Mohammad Rizwan's second century in three matches.

    Ali (112) and Rizwan (104) shared a 144-run stand, guiding their team to a point where they needed 66 from the final 10 overs in Dubai.

    Adam Zampa's dismissal of Ali in the 42nd over gave the visitors hope, before Nathan Coulter-Nile snagged two wickets. The Pakistanis were duly left requiring 17 runs off the final over, with Marcus Stoinis handed the pill.

    Stoinis started with a single and a wide before capturing the all-important scalp of Rizwan, who picked out Peter Handscomb in the deep.

    Usman Shinwari slapped his first ball for six, then gave Handscomb more catching practice as Pakistan fell short on 8-271.

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket...30-p5196a.html


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    Message for rizwan and haris.


    It is either a heartache or a headache ..Argh relationships.

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    Please tell this to Pakistani century makers.

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    Taking a dig at Rizwan.


    Sarfi as captain'll lead us to glory.Babar'll be our best odi bat & Haris'll be world class in tests

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    Taking a dig at Rizwan.

    Abid cant be criticized as it was his debut and when he got out we were cruising.


    Sarfi as captain'll lead us to glory.Babar'll be our best odi bat & Haris'll be world class in tests

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    Glad he took a dig at our players

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    Every player loves individual milestones, but only a very cynical player would rather score a hundred than win his team the match.

    The likes of Rizwan, Babar and Haris etc. are not gifted like Maxwell when it comes to power-hitting, but Pakistani fans have long confused inability with selfishness.

    It is baffling how easily we accuse our players of being selfish etc. based on nothing but our perception of how they should actually be playing at a given moment.

    It is particularly hilarious to see Sarfaraz supporters handing out certificates of selfishness, when their own leader can barely bat for 5 mins these days. What could be more selfish than that?

    It appears that if you don’t want to be labeled selfish by Pakistani fans, just don’t score any runs and don’t spend time and at the crease.

    Just bat for a few mins and get our after playing a loose shot, and you will be praised for playing for the team.

    Sarfaraz fans will leave no stone unturned to make Rizwan look like the most selfish player in the world, simply because he has comfortably demolished the myth that Sarfaraz is the best WK batsman in the country.

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    I don't know when will this end. When will our batters stop playing for their positions?
    I'll cut Rizwan some slack , but the Haris hundred in the first odi was the epitome of selfishness. He was tapping the ball for singles in the 49th over .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Every player loves individual milestones, but only a very cynical player would rather score a hundred than win his team the match.

    The likes of Rizwan, Babar and Haris etc. are not gifted like Maxwell when it comes to power-hitting, but Pakistani fans have long confused inability with selfishness.

    It is baffling how easily we accuse our players of being selfish etc. based on nothing but our perception of how they should actually be playing at a given moment.

    It is particularly hilarious to see Sarfaraz supporters handing out certificates of selfishness, when their own leader can barely bat for 5 mins these days. What could be more selfish than that?

    It appears that if you don’t want to be labeled selfish by Pakistani fans, just don’t score any runs and don’t spend time and at the crease.

    Just bat for a few mins and get our after playing a loose shot, and you will be praised for playing for the team.

    Sarfaraz fans will leave no stone unturned to make Rizwan look like the most selfish player in the world, simply because he has comfortably demolished the myth that Sarfaraz is the best WK batsman in the country.
    Good points. Rizwan is not a power hitter and hasn't done so even in domestics. Even his overall T20 strike rate is 114. Sarfaraz's is 128. Abid's is 103 so hes not a hitter either.

    I think we should be looking at Rizwan as a specialist batsman who is competing with Imam/Haris at the #2/4 positions as they are similar players.

    The team below looks decent - should get you 250+ most games and 300+ a couple of times during the tournament. It has Fakhar who can hit at the top, Rizwan/Babar/Haris/Malik to get us to 200 by the 40th over and then Hafeez/Sarfaraz/Hasan Ali to finish. Hafeez and Haris need to bowl a combined 10 overs. If Haris isn't going to bowl, he shouldn't play.

    Fakhar
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    Hafeez (can bowl too)
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    2 fast bowlers out of Junaid/Afridi/Amir
    1 spinner (Shadab probably)

    We're not going to win the WC by scoring 350+ because we don't have the players to do so but at least this team will mean that we are at least in contention by putting up 250+ every game and hoping for a good bowling performance every now and then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nouman View Post
    Good points. Rizwan is not a power hitter and hasn't done so even in domestics. Even his overall T20 strike rate is 114. Sarfaraz's is 128. Abid's is 103 so hes not a hitter either.

    I think we should be looking at Rizwan as a specialist batsman who is competing with Imam/Haris at the #2/4 positions as they are similar players.

    The team below looks decent - should get you 250+ most games and 300+ a couple of times during the tournament. It has Fakhar who can hit at the top, Rizwan/Babar/Haris/Malik to get us to 200 by the 40th over and then Hafeez/Sarfaraz/Hasan Ali to finish. Hafeez and Haris need to bowl a combined 10 overs. If Haris isn't going to bowl, he shouldn't play.

    Fakhar
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    Malik
    Hafeez (can bowl too)
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    2 fast bowlers out of Junaid/Afridi/Amir
    1 spinner (Shadab probably)

    We're not going to win the WC by scoring 350+ because we don't have the players to do so but at least this team will mean that we are at least in contention by putting up 250+ every game and hoping for a good bowling performance every now and then.
    The only problem is that batting first and putting up 250+ is not going to win you any games against any of the top 5 sides.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Every player loves individual milestones, but only a very cynical player would rather score a hundred than win his team the match.

    The likes of Rizwan, Babar and Haris etc. are not gifted like Maxwell when it comes to power-hitting, but Pakistani fans have long confused inability with selfishness.

    It is baffling how easily we accuse our players of being selfish etc. based on nothing but our perception of how they should actually be playing at a given moment.

    It is particularly hilarious to see Sarfaraz supporters handing out certificates of selfishness, when their own leader can barely bat for 5 mins these days. What could be more selfish than that?

    It appears that if you don’t want to be labeled selfish by Pakistani fans, just don’t score any runs and don’t spend time and at the crease.

    Just bat for a few mins and get our after playing a loose shot, and you will be praised for playing for the team.

    Sarfaraz fans will leave no stone unturned to make Rizwan look like the most selfish player in the world, simply because he has comfortably demolished the myth that Sarfaraz is the best WK batsman in the country.
    I agree with you. On this pitch expecting a player like Rizwan to play big shots is harsh. Akmal and Imad should have done better.

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    It is possible to score centuries at a good rate and win games you know people ?

    Why are posters assuming you can only win games by being selfless? You can play according to the situation, get a century and win the game.

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    Just Maxwell's bad luck that he missed despite our best efforts to get him a century....One of these days....one of these days


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    We have been very generous to him.

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    Pakistani batsmen will not learn this; most of them are selfish; the few who are not selfish are Sharjeel and Fakhar

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    Cricket Australia statement on Glenn Maxwell

    Cricket Australia supports Glenn Maxwell’s decision to take a break from cricket.

    Team Psychologist Dr Michael Lloyd said: “Glenn Maxwell has been experiencing some difficulties with regards to his mental health. As a result, he will spend a short time away from the game.

    “Glenn was proactive in identifying these issues and engaging with support staff.”

    Executive General Manager of National Teams Ben Oliver said: “The well-being of our players and staff is paramount. Glenn has our full support.

    “Cricket Australia will work collaboratively with Cricket Victoria’s support staff to ensure Glenn’s well-being and his reintegration into the game.

    “We ask that everyone gives Glenn and his family and friends space; and respects their privacy at this time.

    “He’s a special player and an important part of the Australian cricket family. We hope to see him back in the team during the summer.

    “It’s important we look after Glenn and all our players.”

    Darcy Short has been chosen as a replacement player and will join the squad on Friday.


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    Very unexpected but good on him for identifying that things weren't quite okay and taking a necessary break. Sometimes cricket has to take a backseat

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    Lots of mental health issues coming to the fore in and out of sport these days.


    Have some Sehwag in your life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    Lots of mental health issues coming to the fore in and out of sport these days.
    Greater awareness and less stigma surrounding coming forth. Players probably just bottled it up in the past

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    Sad to see this but hope he gets this issue resolved soon.


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    Sad news

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    Mental health issues need to be treated like any injury in sport. Very brave of Maxwell and hopefully it can provide all players a path to address these issues.

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    Can you imagine the number of Subcontinent players i.e. Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi players who play on inspite of mental health issues because in our society having a mental health issue is not a sign of manliness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    Can you imagine the number of Subcontinent players i.e. Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi players who play on inspite of mental health issues because in our society having a mental health issue is not a sign of manliness.
    Saeed Anwar was never the same after his daughter passed away.

    Our, the Desi, society is stupid.

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    Come back stronger Glenn, you are a champion! The Aussie Afridi

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    Gun player - love his batting approach in this modern era. After AB he is the best inventor of shots in short format IMO. I hope he comes back strong.

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    Look after yourself, Glenn. Good decision to take a break.

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    Glenn is an underrated talent. Hope he recuperates well and quick. We want the big show back asap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhenSultansBowled View Post
    Saeed Anwar was never the same after his daughter passed away.

    Our, the Desi, society is stupid.
    Anwar was a real class player. Right up there with the very best of his times. Woefully underrated but a legend indeed.

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    Cricketers who fought battles with mental health issues

    Glenn Maxwell, usually seen on the field as a jovial presence, has taken a break from cricket to deal with mental health issues. He is not the first top-level cricketer to have battled stress-related illnesses though.

    Cricket Australia announced in a statement on Thursday that star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell would be taking an indefinite break from the game to deal with mental health issues. Maxwell, usually seen on the field as a jovial presence, is hardly the first top-level cricketer to have battled stress-related illnesses.

    Jonathan Trott

    In 2013, Jonathan Trott returned home from England’s tour of Australia with stress-related illness. “Just briefly,” he explained in his book, “I considered driving my car into the Thames or into a tree. That way I could get out of the ordeal.”

    He said being on the cricket pitch felt like returning to a place of judgement and how cricket turned from something which gave him joy to something which he was tormented with.

    18 months after returning home from Australia, Trott played for England again in the West Indies, winning his 50th Test cap in a comeback unremarkable in the number of runs scored but timeless in the bravery it exhibited.

    Shaun Tait

    Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait temporarily quit international cricket at the age of 24 in 2008, saying he needed ‘a clear mind’. Touted to be the one who would take up Glenn Mcgrath’s mantle, only with even more pace, Tait’s career was often marred by injuries and a lack of accuracy.

    Tait returned to play the shorter formats of the game for Australia, also being part of the Australia bowking unit in the 2011 World Cup.

    However, he never reached the heights that had been anticipated.

    Marcus Trescothick

    Former England cricketer Marcus Trescothick returned home from England’s tour of India in February 2006 claiming he was suffering from a virus. Later the same year, he travelled to Australia but after playing in the first two warm-up matches he flew home with a ‘stress-related illness’.

    Then in 2008, he announced an early retirement from international cricket because of mental health issues.

    Trescothick returned to first class cricket though, enjoying a long and prosperous career for Somerset. His unique stance at slip made him an unmissable presence on the field. He retired from the game earlier this year.

    Maninder Singh

    Former Indian spinner and commentator Maninder Singh is unique on this list as someone who came out to speak about his battles with mental health in a country where such discussions are almost taboo.

    Maninder Singh had a hard fall from becoming India’s youngest ever Test player at 17 years in 1982 to becoming a recluse and going to the bottle. His career had an early demise at the age of 30. After retirement as well, he was once arrested for cocaine possession.

    “Then I was a name. I was scared if I went to a psychologist or a psychiatrist, people would write in the newspapers and all that. So I showed a brave front. But from inside I was gone,” Singh confessed in a Cricket Monthly interview in 2019.

    Steve Harmison

    Steve Harmison was another England cricketer to face up to the possibility that he was afflicted by clinical depression during his international career. In an interview, Harmison said he only realized how bad things had got during

    England’s tour of South Africa in 2004-05.
    Harmison, who had climbed the highs of being ranked the No.1 bowler in the world to the depths of being labeled a failure, once said, “Today is the day I wish I worked in an office in a nine-to-five job. This is the worst day I’ve known as a cricketer… How do you tell your kids you won’t be home for 10 weeks? It’s just being away that kills me.”

    Some others who battled their inner demons include Andrew Flintoff, who speculated that it may have been behind his prolonged drinking bouts as captain of a whitewashed England side during the 2006/07 Ashes, England wicketkeeper Tim Ambrose, England fast bowler Matthew Hoggard, England all-rounder Michael Yardy and New Zealand’s Iain O’Brien.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/sp...xwell-6096732/

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    Credit to Maxwell and those concerned. Health comes first and foremost.

    Hope he gets the correct advice and treatment needed to come back stronger.
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    Really sad news, a gun bat and a bright and cheerful man on the field, I really hope he comes back stronger.

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    hris Lynn has thrown his support behind good friend Glenn Maxwell, after it emerged on Thursday, 31 October that the Australia all-rounder would be taking a break from the game to deal with mental health issues.

    Commending Maxwell for coming out in the open with his issues, Lynn said that all of Australia is backing the 31-year-old in his battle to get healthier. "When one man goes, the whole team feels it,” Lynn said. “But I think the whole of Australia feels it. What he's got to realise is that, as men, we don't speak up enough about it, so I'm really proud that he's really come out and assessed that cricket isn't for him right now.

    "He has to realise there are 25 million people from Australia behind him and that's the main thing. Whatever we can do, whether it's more or less, we'll be there. I wish him all the best. If he needs me, I'll be there.

    "I feel for the bloke and just hope he can bounce back because over the last week, we've seen how good he is. Cricket will have a big dent with him sat on the sidelines, but I don't want him to rush at all."

    Lynn, who was in the middle of a warm-up T20 between a Cricket Australia XI and the Pakistanis in Sydney when the news first came out, said that being made aware of the development at the end of the game sent “shivers down my spine”.

    The development, Lynn said, is yet another example of the intensely competitive ecosystem that cricketers have to deal with to thrive in the international game, although he commended the support system that is in place to deal with such issues.

    "He [Maxwell] has to realise there are 25 million people from Australia behind him and that's the main thing. Whatever we can do, whether it's more or less, we'll be there. I wish him all the best, if he needs me I'll be there."
    Chris Lynn

    "A lot of people think it's a gravy train, play for Australia and get to travel the world, but there's a lot of hard work beneath the water that people don't see, and the mental toughness that a lot of cricketers have to show is next level," he said.

    "It's a good thing for cricket he has spoken up, there are organisations who can help out. I've no doubt his friends and family will be most important right now. We are seeing a number of people taking a break from the game, but as I said, it's not all gravy. It's a big iceberg, and sometimes, we only see the tip of it."

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    Takes a lot of heart to admit that there's something wrong and then take the steps to seek help. Might seem like a small step, but it is the toughest one to take. Wish him the best.

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    Resuming his captaincy role at the Melbourne Stars could be Glenn Maxwell’s next cricket appointment as officials continue to give the white-ball star support in his break from the game.

    Maxwell stepped away from all cricket commitments after the second T20 against Sri Lanka last week to deal with mental health issues, a move which drew praise from the cricket community.

    The 31-year-old remains in communication with Cricket Australia’s medical staff but on a needs-only basis and will be given as much time off as he requires before returning to any cricket.

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    The approach to mental health issues of both CA and Cricket Victoria is to address them on a case-by case basis, with any return times left completely in the hands of the player.

    Last summer Victorian young gun Will Pucovski stepped away from cricket twice to deal with mental health issues before playing out the domestic season.

    When Maxwell decides he’s ready to return he will be assessed by medical staff and any required support structures will be put in place.

    With no international commitments for Maxwell until a one-day series in India in January, the star batsman’s return would likely come with the BBL outfit he took over the captaincy of last summer.

    A Sheffield Shield game for Victoria starting December 7 is another option.

    CA chief executive Kevin Roberts conceded on Thursday everyone in cricket was still “learning” about dealing with mental health issues, which he said remained a big issue.

    The mental wellbeing of players will also become a significant factor when it comes to any Australian selection.

    Last week former Test captain Steve Waugh said it was “fantastic” that Maxwell was willing to take a step back from the game.

    “Mental health issues are very important, it’s a big thing in society and we have to recognise it, acknowledge it and do something about it,” he said.

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    What Glenn Maxwell has done is remarkable: Virat Kohli on importance of mental health

    India captain Virat Kohli said mental-health breaks are necessary for sport and that it's high time that they are not seen in a negative way.

    Virat Kohli recalled the time he was struggling to deal with his ordinary performances on the England tour of 2014. Kohli said he felt like "it was the end of the world" but was not in a position to say he was "not feeling great mentally" and "get away from the game".

    Kohli heaped rich praise on Glenn Maxwell who decided to take an indefinite break from cricket due to difficulties with regards to his mental health last month. Australia's team psychologist Dr. Michael Lloyd, in fact, lauded Maxwell for "proactively" identifying the issues while the team management has expressed full support for the all-rounder.

    Maxwell missed a T20I against Sri Lanka and was not part of Australia's series against Pakistan earlier this month. Following Maxwell's sabbatical, Australia batsman Nic Maddinson also took a break by withdrawing from Australia A's tour game against Pakistan to focus on mental health issues.

    "I think what Glenn has done is remarkable. It will set the right example for cricketers all over the world that if you're not in the best frame of mind, you try, you try and try. I think, as human beings, you reach a tipping point at some stage you need some time away from the game," Virat Kohli said on the eve of the 1st Test against Bangladesh in Indore.

    "Not to say that you give up but just to gain more clarity and you tend to take more space, which I think is quite acceptable and quite a nice thing to do.

    "I think these things should be respected and not taken in a negative way at all because this is happening at a human level, it's got nothing to do with what you do on the field or not. Just not having the capacity to deal with things, which I think can happen to anyone so I think it should be taken in a very positive way."

    'In England 2014, I didn't know what to do, what to say to anyone'

    Virat Kohli also said he was feeling helpless during the England tour on which he managed 134 runs from 10 innings.

    Kohli also said it's difficult for individuals to identify other's mental-health issues and that players need proper communication channels to express what going on with them.

    "Well, I am absolutely for it. To be very honest, you guys have a job to do. And everyone is focussed on what they need to do. It's very difficult for anyone to figure out what's going on in another person's mind. I have gone through a phase in my career where I felt like it was the end of the world," Virat Kohli said.

    "In England 2014, I didn't know what to do, what to say to anyone, how to speak, how to communicate. And to be honest, I couldn't have said 'I am not feeling great mentally and I need to get away from the game' because you never know how that's taken.


    "These things should be of great importance. If you think that a player is important enough for the Indian team, then he/she should be taken good care of. When you get to the international stage, every player in the squad needs that sort of communication and ability to speak out."

    https://www.indiatoday.in/sports/cri...452-2019-11-13


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    Virat bhai says all the right things, every single time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaDed View Post
    India captain Virat Kohli said mental-health breaks are necessary for sport and that it's high time that they are not seen in a negative way.

    Virat Kohli recalled the time he was struggling to deal with his ordinary performances on the England tour of 2014. Kohli said he felt like "it was the end of the world" but was not in a position to say he was "not feeling great mentally" and "get away from the game".

    Kohli heaped rich praise on Glenn Maxwell who decided to take an indefinite break from cricket due to difficulties with regards to his mental health last month. Australia's team psychologist Dr. Michael Lloyd, in fact, lauded Maxwell for "proactively" identifying the issues while the team management has expressed full support for the all-rounder.

    Maxwell missed a T20I against Sri Lanka and was not part of Australia's series against Pakistan earlier this month. Following Maxwell's sabbatical, Australia batsman Nic Maddinson also took a break by withdrawing from Australia A's tour game against Pakistan to focus on mental health issues.

    "I think what Glenn has done is remarkable. It will set the right example for cricketers all over the world that if you're not in the best frame of mind, you try, you try and try. I think, as human beings, you reach a tipping point at some stage you need some time away from the game," Virat Kohli said on the eve of the 1st Test against Bangladesh in Indore.

    "Not to say that you give up but just to gain more clarity and you tend to take more space, which I think is quite acceptable and quite a nice thing to do.

    "I think these things should be respected and not taken in a negative way at all because this is happening at a human level, it's got nothing to do with what you do on the field or not. Just not having the capacity to deal with things, which I think can happen to anyone so I think it should be taken in a very positive way."

    'In England 2014, I didn't know what to do, what to say to anyone'

    Virat Kohli also said he was feeling helpless during the England tour on which he managed 134 runs from 10 innings.

    Kohli also said it's difficult for individuals to identify other's mental-health issues and that players need proper communication channels to express what going on with them.

    "Well, I am absolutely for it. To be very honest, you guys have a job to do. And everyone is focussed on what they need to do. It's very difficult for anyone to figure out what's going on in another person's mind. I have gone through a phase in my career where I felt like it was the end of the world," Virat Kohli said.

    "In England 2014, I didn't know what to do, what to say to anyone, how to speak, how to communicate. And to be honest, I couldn't have said 'I am not feeling great mentally and I need to get away from the game' because you never know how that's taken.


    "These things should be of great importance. If you think that a player is important enough for the Indian team, then he/she should be taken good care of. When you get to the international stage, every player in the squad needs that sort of communication and ability to speak out."

    https://www.indiatoday.in/sports/cri...452-2019-11-13
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    Don't think a Pakistani player has ever admi depression. They just suck it up and deal with it because our society is very unforgiving

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arya View Post
    Virat bhai says all the right things, every single time.
    And then goes on to do the opposite.

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    Mental health is a very neglected area when its equally, if not more important than physical health.

    Best wishes to Maxwell.I hope he comes out stronger after this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaDed View Post
    India captain Virat Kohli said mental-health breaks are necessary for sport and that it's high time that they are not seen in a negative way.

    Virat Kohli recalled the time he was struggling to deal with his ordinary performances on the England tour of 2014. Kohli said he felt like "it was the end of the world" but was not in a position to say he was "not feeling great mentally" and "get away from the game".

    Kohli heaped rich praise on Glenn Maxwell who decided to take an indefinite break from cricket due to difficulties with regards to his mental health last month. Australia's team psychologist Dr. Michael Lloyd, in fact, lauded Maxwell for "proactively" identifying the issues while the team management has expressed full support for the all-rounder.

    Maxwell missed a T20I against Sri Lanka and was not part of Australia's series against Pakistan earlier this month. Following Maxwell's sabbatical, Australia batsman Nic Maddinson also took a break by withdrawing from Australia A's tour game against Pakistan to focus on mental health issues.

    "I think what Glenn has done is remarkable. It will set the right example for cricketers all over the world that if you're not in the best frame of mind, you try, you try and try. I think, as human beings, you reach a tipping point at some stage you need some time away from the game," Virat Kohli said on the eve of the 1st Test against Bangladesh in Indore.

    "Not to say that you give up but just to gain more clarity and you tend to take more space, which I think is quite acceptable and quite a nice thing to do.

    "I think these things should be respected and not taken in a negative way at all because this is happening at a human level, it's got nothing to do with what you do on the field or not. Just not having the capacity to deal with things, which I think can happen to anyone so I think it should be taken in a very positive way."

    'In England 2014, I didn't know what to do, what to say to anyone'

    Virat Kohli also said he was feeling helpless during the England tour on which he managed 134 runs from 10 innings.

    Kohli also said it's difficult for individuals to identify other's mental-health issues and that players need proper communication channels to express what going on with them.

    "Well, I am absolutely for it. To be very honest, you guys have a job to do. And everyone is focussed on what they need to do. It's very difficult for anyone to figure out what's going on in another person's mind. I have gone through a phase in my career where I felt like it was the end of the world," Virat Kohli said.

    "In England 2014, I didn't know what to do, what to say to anyone, how to speak, how to communicate. And to be honest, I couldn't have said 'I am not feeling great mentally and I need to get away from the game' because you never know how that's taken.


    "These things should be of great importance. If you think that a player is important enough for the Indian team, then he/she should be taken good care of. When you get to the international stage, every player in the squad needs that sort of communication and ability to speak out."

    https://www.indiatoday.in/sports/cri...452-2019-11-13
    It doesn't have to be related to cricket though. It could be other issues in his personal life.

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    Australia cricketer Glenn Maxwell and Nic Maddinson, who had taken a break from cricket due to mental health problems, returned to play the sport on Saturday. The duo played for their respective club teams in the Victorian premier cricket.

    Maxwell was handy with the ball and picked up two wickets to help his club Fitzroy Doncaster register a win against Geelong. Maddinson, on the other hand, starred with the bat for St Kilda as his knock of 58 helped his team beat Casey-South Melbourne.

    Star all-rounder Maxwell had earlier withdrawn himself from the country’s T20I squad in the middle of the three-match series against Sri Lanka. He took the break after playing a fiery knock of 62 in just 28 balls a day before.

    The announcement from the 31-year-old had shocked the cricketing world but opened the door for various Australian cricketers to open up about their mental health issues.

    After Maxwell decided to take an indefinite break from cricket citing mental health issues, Maddinson had also decided to pull himself out on the same grounds.

    The 21-year-old conveyed his decision to Australia A team management. He was a part of the squad and was supposed to play in a three-day practice match against Pakistan.

    Five days later another Australian cricketer Will Puckovski, who was part of the same squad, took himself out in the middle of their game Pakistan citing the same reasons.

    Australia women’s team cricketer Sophi Molineux also requested for a break to focus more on her mental health. She was playing for the Melbourne Renegades in the Women’s Big Bash League before asking for a break on Thursday.

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    good to see them back

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    Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, who has been on a break from cricket to deal with his mental heath, is set to make his return in the Big Bash League.

    Melbourne Stars confirmed on Thursday, 12 December, that Maxwell had joined their pre-season camp and would return to lead their campaign in the ninth season of the tournament. Their first game is against Brisbane Heat on 20 December.

    "We're pleased to see Glenn in green and ready to lead our side with a big season ahead," coach David Hussey said. "He's an incredible talent and a key part of our club but health and well-being comes first and it's important that he's been able to take some time away to focus on that."

    The team had made it to the final last season, losing out to Melbourne Renegades.

    Maxwell had stepped away from the game in October, during Australia's T20I series against Sri Lanka. He took the first steps towards a comeback earlier this month by training with the Victoria Sheffield Shield squad. He also played for his club in Victorian Premier Cricket.

    His decision to focus on his health got considerable support in the cricket world, including from his Australia coach Justin Langer and India captain Virat Kohli, who praised him for opening up about his struggles.

    Maxwell, who has three T20 hundreds, is also in the mix for the Indian Premier League auction that will take place on 19 December. With a base price of INR 2 crore, he's among the top category of players in the auction.

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    'Physically and mentally ruined': Maxwell breaks silence after mental health break

    Star allrounder Glenn Maxwell feels like he's back at home after returning to cricket following a mental health break.

    Cricket's great entertainer dropped a bombshell in October when he stepped away from the game, citing mental health issues during Australia's Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka.

    After a gruelling schedule over the past 12 months, Maxwell realised he needed a circuit-breaker and took time out to relax at home and seek counselling.

    He slowly ramped up his involvement with the Victorian Sheffield Shield training program and returned to club side Fitzroy Doncaster where he rekindled his love of the game.

    "Once I got back into club cricket, the cycle started to feel more normal again," Maxwell told reporters on Friday.

    "I feel like I'm back at home ... I feel really good; I've had a great couple of weeks playing club cricket getting my love for the game back and really enjoying it.

    "I can't wait for the Big Bash."

    The 31-year-old has joined his Melbourne Stars' teammates for a pre-season camp ahead of their season-opening clash with Brisbane next Friday night at Metricon Stadium.

    Last season's BBL final loss to the Renegades was the start of a demanding overseas playing schedule which Maxwell put in place to try to earn a spot in Australia's Ashes squad.

    He admits he put too much pressure on himself.

    "I was pretty cooked when I decided to take the time off and a big reason why I did take that time away was because I was pretty physically and mentally ruined from eight months on the road," he said.

    "I think I've been pretty hard on myself, I've been my own worst critic for a long period of time and that can wear you down.

    "I did put a bit of pressure on myself to try and play as much as I could this year.

    "Rightly or wrongly, I probably just didn't come out of it the way that I thought I was going to."

    https://wwos.nine.com.au/cricket/max...e-a2789ddd141f

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    Seems to be in form of his live with some crazy hitting of late.


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    What a turnaround. Classy player and one that he can take the game away single handedly.

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    Australia and Melbourne Stars player Glenn Maxwell, who took a break from cricket to deal with mental health issues, has exorcised his demons to come back stronger in the ongoing Big Bash League.

    Maxwell had a dismal ICC Men's Cricket World Cup campaign last year, scoring only 177 runs in 10 matches. He then featured in two Twenty20 Internationals against Sri Lanka in October 2019, scoring 62 in the first match but pulled out of the series before the third game, citing his difficulties with mental health as the reason for withdrawal.

    The 31-year-old returned after a two-month break, to lead the Stars in the ninth edition of the BBL and has since set the T20 tournament on fire. With seven wins in eight matches, his team is already at the top of the points table and Maxwell himself is the second highest run-getter so far.

    The all-rounder attributes his fantastic form to his break, which according to him, helped him relax and set his priorities straight. He also thanked Cricket Australia for being understanding and providing him support to get through tough times.

    "Being mentally fresh before the tournament ... I had no baggage coming in," said Maxwell. "I think back to the break I had and I'm so thankful that Cricket Australia and all the powers that were able to grant me that break to get myself right because I think I'm starting to see the benefits now.

    "I've got no demons in my head. I've been able to get everything off my chest and be able to deal with things better."

    Maxwell has hit 311 runs so far in eight matches and has been one of the most aggressive batsmen this BBL, scoring at an impressive average of 77.75 and a strike rate of 169.94, with fellow Australian Mark Waugh even comparing his explosive hitting to that of West Indies legend Viv Richards. While his comeback has been fruitful so far, Maxwell is still trying to find a perfect work-life balance.

    "I'm still talking to people about managing different parts of my life to make sure that I have that balance," he said. "It's nice to be a bit more relaxed when I'm batting. I don't have anything going on in the back of my mind, I don't have any of these other thoughts. It's been nice and calm out there."

    The flamboyant batsman was left out of Australia's three-ODI series against India but with the ICC Men's T20 World Cup less than 10 months away, his refreshed mindset and form bodes well for the team. Maxwell was also signed up by the Kings XI Punjab franchise in the latest IPL auction last month for INR 10.75 crore.

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    Glenn Maxwell has credited his recent mental-health break for his imperious KFC BBL form after producing another jaw-dropping innings to spearhead a successful Melbourne Stars run chase for a third consecutive game.

    A matured Maxwell pulled off the extraordinary under the Marvel Stadium roof on Friday evening, calmly allowing the required run-rate balloon to 12-an-over for the final 30 balls before smashing 49 runs off his last 16 deliveries.

    The Stars captain sealed victory with his seventh six, icing a chase that he admitted would likely have been beyond him in his younger days.

    But having now hit 182 runs without being dismissed in his last three innings – all in victories with the Stars batting second – Maxwell is so confident in run chases that he expects his opponents to panic.

    "It's almost the spider theory – they're more scared of you than you are of them," Maxwell said after the seven-wicket win that extended the Stars’ lead at the top of the BBL standings.

    "As a middle order player you make a lot of mistakes and you generally cop the brunt of criticism for not getting the team over the line or playing a silly shot at the wrong time.

    "I've just gotten better at choosing my moment, choosing my areas a little bit better and just staying a bit more calm.

    "It doesn't matter if the (required) run rate goes up above 11 (per over), I have the confidence that I'll catch up."

    Maxwell's golden touch has seen him reach 311 runs (behind only teammate Marcus Stoinis) at 77.75 with an eye-popping strike-rate of 169.95, the highest of any batter to have faced at least 100 balls in BBL|09.

    But none of that might have been possible had he not flagged that he was struggling mentally during Australia's T20 series against Sri Lanka in October and was granted a seven-week break from international and domestic cricket.

    Mentally and physically "ruined" after a relentless few years of playing around the world, Maxwell spent time with friends and family as well as making a low-key return for his club side, Fitzroy-Doncaster.

    "I’m so thankful that Cricket Australia and all the powers that be were able to grant me that break and get myself right," said Maxwell.

    "I think I'm starting to see the benefits now, I've got no demons in my head. I've been able to get everything off my chest and been able to deal with things better.

    "I'm still talking to people about managing different parts of my life and making sure I've still got that balance.

    "It's nice to be a bit more relaxed when I'm batting. I don't have anything going in the back of my mind, I don't have any of these other thoughts. It's been nice and calm out there."

    Maxwell enjoyed some spirited banter with his opposite number Dan Christian, who asked him after the match why he was not in India with Australia's ODI side that's preparing for a three-game tour beginning next week.

    National selectors omitted him for the series, citing a "disappointing" 12 months for him in 50-over cricket, a period including the World Cup during which he averaged just 22.

    Maxwell, who has said he is open to a national recall following his break, denied he had a point to prove and suggested his T20 form counts for little when it comes to 50-over selection.

    "This is T20 cricket. They're playing one-day cricket," said Maxwell. "I've got five men out (of the 30-yard circle) for 14 overs to try and work gaps.

    "There's so many more opportunities to get off strike and I feel like I can get into my innings quite easily because there's so many gaps straight out of the Power Play ... I feel like I'm easing into my innings and then once I'm into my innings, then I go.

    "One-day cricket is completely different. They will probably write that my World Cup wasn't good enough. I'll just trying to keep doing as well as I can for the Stars."

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    It is important that the mental health issues do not become an excuse for out of form players.

    While it is great to see cricketers opening up about mental issues, I fear that some players are going to to exploit it.

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    Hopefully Maxwell is back soon. He is still good enough to play for Australia in LO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    It is important that the mental health issues do not become an excuse for out of form players.

    While it is great to see cricketers opening up about mental issues, I fear that some players are going to to exploit it.
    Mental health issues aren't just conditions like depression or a stress disorder. The likes of which Trott or Trescothick had. They could be as simple as a player feeling "under the pump" mentally due to the pressure of them being out of form. This is the thing that subcontinental people do no understand.

    Any cricketer could feel "under the pump", chances are that most have during their career. So their is no argument of them exploiting it. International cricket is tough with no place to hide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sher Khan View Post
    Mental health issues aren't just conditions like depression or a stress disorder. The likes of which Trott or Trescothick had. They could be as simple as a player feeling "under the pump" mentally due to the pressure of them being out of form. This is the thing that subcontinental people do no understand.

    Any cricketer could feel "under the pump", chances are that most have during their career. So their is no argument of them exploiting it. International cricket is tough with no place to hide.
    I am professionally qualified to comment on mental health issues, which is actually a layman’s term to begin with.

    You are right in pointing out that that the people of subcontinent in general do not appreciate the significance of mental health, but you will be surprised to know how often people exploit it as well.

    Workplace pressure exists in all fields. Every professional in any job has been under pressure/stress at some point but they don’t get leeway because they have to deal with it.

    No one gets time off and gets to relax at home because they are under the pump.

    Cricketers should not be pampered. They are doing a job that they love and they get paid millions. In addition, they get more time off than most professional jobs in the world.

    If a cricketer has a clinically diagnosed condition, he should get all the support from his management and the board.

    However, if a cricketer is playing rubbish because he cannot cope with the pressure of international cricket, then he either needs to deal with it or go back to domestic cricket and prove his form.

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    Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is hoping to make an international return during Australia's tour of New Zealand, where they play three T20Is beginning 24 March.

    Maxwell last played for Australia during the home T20I series against Sri Lanka in October last year, after which he had taken a break from the game to manage his mental health. He returned to action during the Big Bash League 2019-20, where he captains the Melbourne Stars outfit. He scored 398 runs at 39.80 and picked up 10 wickets at 26 during his team's run to the final and seemed set to make an international return during Australia's limited-overs tour of South Africa.

    However, he had been forced to undergo surgery after having sustained an injury to his left elbow. While the estimated recovery period of six to eight weeks threatened to keep him away from the national contention through the home season, the 31-year-old has resumed light batting drills and aims to make a return soon.

    I'm trying to give myself as many opportunities to play T20 cricket this year and get myself right for that T20 World Cup.
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    "When I got the news that I needed surgery, I had to map out a bit of a plan of how I wanted my year to go and depending on how my elbow recovers … is going to be key on when my return date is," Maxwell told cricket.com.au.

    "I'm still hoping for that New Zealand T20 series over there and if I can get up for that, I think that would be a great lead-in to the IPL and the rest of the year leading up to that World Cup hopefully. I'm trying to give myself as many opportunities to play T20 cricket this year and get myself right for that T20 World Cup."

    Maxwell revealed he wasn't fully fit during the BBL and the nature of the injury worsened as the competition progressed.

    Maxwell was at his fluent best at the BBL 2019-20Maxwell was at his fluent best at the BBL 2019-20
    "Pretty much every session I'd start off in a bit of pain – I'd try to get through that and find a way to play pain free," he said. "Once I got through that (initial pain) I felt I was ready and once adrenaline takes over (in a game) you feel like you're ready to go.

    "Towards the finals it started to get worse … I had the final and I was still in a bit of pain and got told by the surgeon that it requires surgery urgently. It was a bit of a shock to me and changed my plans a bit."

    Maxwell, who is one of the only three cricketers to have hit three centuries or more in T20I cricket, and currently the only player to feature in the top ten of MRF Tyres ICC T20I Rankings for both, batsmen and all-rounders, looks forward to maintain his glorious run in the format, while stating that Australia's recent form and home advantage make them a tough team to beat at the ICC Men's T20 World Cup later this year.

    "In the T20 format I've had a lot of success especially over the last four or five years," he said. "I'm really proud of the work I've put into the T20 internationals, being able to adapt to different situations and being able to score three hundreds for Australia in that format.

    "It's not the easiest place to bat, the middle order, but to be able to have success there and help the team get better … I'm proud. We've moved our way up the rankings and into a position where teams should probably fear us on our home soil."

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    pretty average player but better than stoinis who is completely useless. He is a hack. A bonafide rishabh pant at best. Good luck to him in his recovery.

    australia are an overrated odi and t20 team. Mitch marsh and darcy short are now their match winners. It's quite laughable. Maxwell will replace short.

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    I hope he feels better in himself.

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    Australia superstar Glenn Maxwell has thrown light on his mental struggles, revealing he wished for his arm to be broken so as to get break from international cricket. Maxwell took a short break from competitive cricket last October citing an ongoing struggle with mental health drawing widespread support including India captain Virat Kohli.

    During a net session at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England, both Maxwell and teammate Shaun Marsh copped blows and were taken to hospital for examination.

    “I knew he (Marsh) was in trouble when he came in, and immediately I felt bad for him,” Maxwell told the Ordineroli Speaking podcast. “I just thought I hope he’s OK, and if anything, I wish we could swap our news (a suspected broen arm).”

    He continued “We went to the hospital together and we were both sitting there, I think both hoping for opposite news. When I got hit, I was angry and a part of me was hoping (my arm) was broken. I was like ‘this is it, I just need a break’… I was thinking about things I could do on the way back to snap it. I had anger at other people and it didn’t make sense, but I was angry at myself for not being able to produce at all this World Cup.”

    His on-field performances led to a fall in confidence so much so that he stopped enjoying the game he loved since childhood.

    Despite the mindset Maxwell was dealing with, the 31-year-old continued putting up a brave face and took field during the T20I home series against Sri Lanka. He blasted 28-ball 62 and effected a run out during the series opener but pulled out before the third and final T20I as the hosts completed a 3-0 clean sweep.

    “I thought it would’ve been an easy escape because I felt like I was going to get dropped at some stage and I thought maybe this is the way,” Maxwell said of his decision. “I batted so well, I got 60-odd off less than 30 (balls) and barely missed the middle…but didn’t really enjoy any of it. You’re taking down an international attack and just not enjoying any bit of it.”

    He continued, “I was about to announce it to the group, they had no idea what was going on, I didn’t even tell (Aaron) Finchy. I didn’t want them to be distracted by what was going on with me. I went over to him (Finch) and said ‘I’m done, I’m going to have a bit of time off’, and he said he noticed something was up. Once I told him, he was like, ‘brave decision, well done’.”

    However, once he had made the call, Maxwell couldn’t take it anymore and broke down into tears.

    “Once everyone left, I broke down into tears, it was more…that was the first time I showed any emotion…since the World Cup. Those next two or three days were probably the worst I’d had in the next six months. As much as support was great, it was also so confronting…I wanted to go further into my little hole and not come out. I felt like I was letting a lot of people down, I felt like I was taking an easy-out, I didn’t know what I was doing,” he said.

    Maxwell has since returned to competitive cricket, captaining Melbourne Stars in the BBL 2019-20 and was named in the tam of the tournament.

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    League level cricketer.

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    Doing his thing Maxwell...



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    WICKET! Maxwell c T Curran b Rashid 108 - Aus 285-6

    Superb 100 by Maxwell - never say die attitude.


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    A top class player. You can see why Australia stick by him. Needs to be more consistent. He has as much talent and ability as Buttler but does not have his consistency and reliability.

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    He has an X-factor and is a match winner which is why you will always love to have a player like him in the team. He can win you games from any situation.

    Not reliable enough, not consistent enough but Australia will think twice before dropping him even after a string of failures.

    Never felt the same with Stoinis though which is why Australia would look to drop him and bring back Steve Smith.

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    Well played to the big show

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    Always been a fan. Used to see an Australian version of Shahid Afridi in him when he started, but he has shown to be a lot better than being an once in a year basher.

    Also credit to the Australian cricket board for handling him well instead of discarding players with mental issues like PCB in the past.

    He is an ultra positive player who favors high risk shots, but once he gets in he is a joy to watch. Also the best in Australia against spin bowling.


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    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Less than a year after withdrawing from cricket to tackle mental health issues, master blaster Glenn Maxwell has reached a higher plain in the one-day format while helping Australia turn the tables on world champions England.


    Maxwell’s 108 in a brilliant 212-run partnership with Alex Carey drove Australia to a three-wicket win in Manchester on Wednesday and a 2-1 series victory.

    While Australia avenged their 5-0 humiliation in England two years ago, the hosts lost their first one-day series at home since 2015 and their first anywhere since India in January 2017.

    For Maxwell, who scored 77 in the opener, his knock on Wednesday not only assured him of the man-of-the-series award but also made him the fastest man to score 3,000 ODI runs.

    The all-rounder reached the milestone on his 2,440th ball faced, 92 fewer than his nearest rival, England’s Jos Buttler.

    “Everything pretty much went to plan tonight, the way our partnership built was outstanding,” said Maxwell.

    “I feel like I’ve always batted better for Australia when we’ve been in a bit of trouble.”

    Maxwell has always been a man in a hurry, often sacrificing his wicket in a mad dash for middle order runs, but he had to be patient to seize his latest chance after a rollercoaster year littered with setbacks.

    The tour of England was the Melbourne man’s first taste of international cricket since he abruptly withdrew from the home Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka last October while struggling with mental health.

    After a nearly two-month break, Maxwell returned in the domestic Big Bash League, declaring he had “no demons” in his head in January after hammering an unbeaten 83 to lead the Melbourne Stars to victory over the cross-town Renegades.

    He was recalled to the Australia squad for the white-ball tour of South Africa in February but had to withdraw to have elbow surgery.

    The COVID-19 pandemic then intervened, further delaying his return.

    The prolonged lockdown in Victoria state, which has borne the brunt of Australia’s COVID-19 infections, proved an unlikely blessing for Maxwell, drawing him closer to short format skipper and fellow Victorian Aaron Finch.

    The only Victorians in the Australia squad, the pair had little else to do but train together and talk cricket.

    Out of those conversations came clarity about Maxwell’s role in the team, which has often seemed a vexed question for Finch, selectors and Maxwell himself.

    Maxwell was shunted up and down the order at the World Cup in England and had a mostly wretched tournament, but in Manchester over the past week he batted at seven throughout, and looks like he might stay there.

    “I just had so much clarity of what (Finch) expected of me in that role,” Maxwell said.

    “I think I was able to take the game on, with the clarity he gave me before the tournament, and was able to ride on that momentum as well.

    “Just knowing I had the backing of him is awesome.”

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    He was struggling for a while but his last performance was brilliant. He needs to continue the form.



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    One of the core strength of Australian cricket is that their domestic cricket is extremely competitive - there are too many good players for a very narrow top tier. This imbeds a survival attitude among their players - whenever someone’s place is on risk, be in Shield cricket or for national team, more often then not, that player responds and raise his game.


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