Was hoping my arm was broken during World Cup: Glenn Maxwell on his struggles with mental health
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Updated: March 25, 2020 11:40:57 pm

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Glenn Maxwell’s mental exhaustion took such a toll on him that he wished his “arm to be broken” during the 2019 World Cup. Hoping that it might be an “easy escape” from worldwide cricket, the 31-year-old revealed the trauma he was in during the multi-nation match.

Recalling a internet session earlier than Australia’s World Cup match towards South Africa the place he and Shaun Marsh have been each struck on the arms whereas batting,  Maxwell opened up about his struggles with melancholy.

“I knew he (Marsh) was in trouble when he came in, and immediately I felt bad for him. I just thought I hope he’s OK, and if anything, I wish we could swap our news (suspecting Marsh” arm was broken),” Maxwell mentioned within the Ordineroli Speaking podcast with Neroli Meadows.

“We went to the hospital collectively and we have been each sitting there, I feel each hoping for reverse information. When I obtained hit, I was indignant and part of me was hoping (my arm) was broken.

“I was like ‘this is it, I just need a break’… I was desirous about issues I may do on the best way again to snap it. I had anger at different folks and it didn’t make sense, however I was indignant at myself for not with the ability to produce in any respect this World Cup.

“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 had performed a Twenty20 collection in October towards Sri Lanka and he recalled how he wasn’t having fun with something regardless of a very good present with the bat.

“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,” he mentioned.

“You’re taking down an international attack and just not enjoying any bit of it.”

Talking about how he divulged it to his workforce, Maxwell mentioned: “I was about to announce it to the group, that they had no thought what was going on, I didn’t even inform (Aaron) Finchy. I didn’t need them to be distracted by what was going on with me.

“I went over to him (Finch) and mentioned ‘I’m carried out, I’m going to have a little bit of day without work’, and he mentioned he observed one thing was up. Once I informed him, he was like, ‘brave decision, well done’.

“Once everyone left, I broke down into tears, it was more…that was the first time I showed any emotion…since the World Cup,” he mentioned.

Despite getting all of the assist from his teammates, Maxwell mentioned the primary few days after he took the break have been robust.

“Those next two or three days were probably the worst I’d had in the next six months,” Maxwell mentioned.

“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 mentioned.

Maxwell finally returned to captain the Melbourne Stars and was named within the BBL’s workforce of the match.

(With PTI inputs)

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