Glenn Maxwell takes break from cricket to deal with mental health difficulties


The Australian all-rounder, Glenn Maxwell has opted to take a break from cricket owing to his struggles with mental health.
According to Australia’s team psychologist Michael Lloyd, Maxwell would spend a short time away from the cricket.

The team psychologist pointed out that the 31-year-old was proactive in identifying these issues and engaging with the support staff.

Cricket Australia announced Glenn Maxwell’s decision to withdraw from the ongoing three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka and named D’Arcy Short as his replacement.

“The well-being of our players and staff is paramount. Glenn has our full support,” said Ben Oliver, CA’s general manager of national teams.

“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,” Oliver added.

Despite dealing with mental difficulties, Maxwell performed really well in the first two T20Is against Sri Lanka and scored a 62 runs on 28 balls 62 in his only outing with the bat.