Offensive Australian All-rounder Glenn Maxwell announced his departure from cricket for an indefinite period due to his mental problems a few days before the T20 series against Pakistan.
Maxwell had recently participated in two T20Is against Sri Lanka and also scored an aggressive half-century in the match played in Adelaide but has now announced that he will be away from cricket for a while.
DRC Short has been added to the Australian squad for the third match of the T20 series against Sri Lanka and will likely replace Maxwell in the T20 series against Pakistan.
Australian team head coach Justin Langer said details of Maxwell's separation from cricket activities for some time said the 31-year-old offensive temperament batsman had not been known for a while and it was clear that everything was correct. do not have.
"I talked to Maxwell myself before the first T20 match against Sri Lanka in Adelaide and asked him a problem. He honestly informed me of the problem, that he was not right," he said.
Justin Langer said Maxwell had a wonderful batting career in Adelaide for which he is well known and was very active in the field but the fact is he is not enjoying his game.
Aggressive batsman and top scorer in the T20 league, Maxwell played 62 for 29 against Sri Lanka and his team beat Sri Lanka by 134 runs after a one-sided match. Was.
On the question of how to perform well despite Maxwell's problems, Justin Langer said, "We often put masks on our faces and Maxwell did the same and despite all this, how he plays is his major weapon.
It should be noted that in recent times, many Australian players have had mental problems which caused them to withdraw from the game on time.
The talented cricketer Will Bukowski took a break from domestic cricket a year ago to get his treatment and then withdrew from the Test squad in January.
In the same way, Nick Madison, who played 3 Test matches for Australia, took a break from cricket for some time in 2017 so that he could return to cricket after his treatment.