The Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell opened up on his recent alcohol incident and explained how it had an impact on him and his family.
Glenn Maxwell opens on his alcohol Incident
Glenn Maxwell admitted that his alcohol consumption has crossed its limits and gone out of control in recent days. Maxwell was not part of the recently concluded ODI series in the West Indies tour of Australia 2024.
He had a week off before the T20I series when the incident took place in the backdrop of Brett Lee’s concert band ‘Six and Out.’ He fell out after becoming unconscious after consuming alcohol. He was then hospitalized but was released after a short while.
After receiving the Player of the Match in the recently concluded second T20I match of the West Indies Australia tour 2024, he spoke in the post-match presentation, saying “I think probably it affected my family a little bit more than it affected me.”
“I knew I had that week off. And obviously, that incident was less than ideal, and the timing. But I had that week off, I knew I had that week off away from the game.”
“And I came back and got back into my running, my gym program, and it felt really good and refreshed once I got back. And it’s all been focused on getting myself ready for this (T20) series and what’s to come.”
Meanwhile, the head coach Andrew McDonald stated that he firmly advised Maxwell to look after himself. He named the all-rounder as the key player for the squad.
During the mid-innings break in the second T20I match against West Indies, Maxwell said, “I got my parents here as well. So, had a few cursed Adelaide trips, with them coming over a couple of times. So I got injured. I think I broke my leg the last time they tried to come over to Adelaide. So, it’s nice to make this a positive one.”
Glenn Maxwell smashed 120 runs on 55 deliveries helping the side to win by 34 runs difference.
With sealing the victory in the series 2-0, Australia will be facing West Indies in the third and final T20I series on February 13 at Optus Stadium.