Reached your limit? Maxwell goes on an indefinite vacation

Glenn Maxwell, an all-rounder with the Royal Challengers Bengaluru, has chosen to take an extended “mental and physical” hiatus from the Indian Premier League, citing his terrible batting performance as the reason.

Maxwell eventually acknowledged leaving the team, although his original excuse for missing Monday’s RCB play against Sunrisers Hyderabad was a finger injury he had in the previous game against the Mumbai Indians.

“It was not too difficult to decide.” At the press conference after the game against the Mumbai Indians, Maxwell said, “I went to Faf (Faf du Plessis) and the coaches and said it was probably time we tried someone else (in his place).”

It’s really a fantastic idea for me to take a little mental and physical break and take care of my body. He said, “Hopefully, I can get back into a stable mental and physical state where I can make a difference if I’m asked to step in during the tournament.

Maxwell has chosen to stay together by choosing not to play competitive cricket twice in his career.

He had taken a similar hiatus in October 2019, claiming at the time that he felt destroyed both physically and psychologically. A few months later, the 35-year-old returned.

Maxwell has featured in six matches so far in the 2017 IPL, but his performance with the bat has been quite lackluster, scoring just 32 runs at an average of 5.33 and a strike-rate of 94.

With the help of two mishandled catches, 28 of the 32 runs were scored against the Kolkata Knight Riders alone.

The Australian said, “I have experienced this where you can keep playing and dig yourself further and deeper into a hole.”

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