Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is happy to have broken the curse of Adelaide with a record fifth T20I hundred against the West Indies at the venue on Sunday (February 11). However, Maxwell was in great touch as he made a great comeback from the recent drinking incident in Adelaide, prompting head coach Andrew McDonald to warn him as well. He scored his half-century off 25 balls and reached the magical three-figure mark off 50 deliveries as well.
Speaking to the broadcaster at the innings break, he claimed: “I got my parents here as well. So, um, had a few cursed Adelaide trips, Uh, 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, um, it’s nice to make this a positive one.”
Glenn Maxwell came into the crease at 64-3, having lost David Warner, Josh Inglis, and Mitchell Marsh as well. He added 82 runs with Marcus Stoinis and stitched up a 95-run stand with Tim David to help Australia post a match-winning total of 241 in 20 overs, with Maxwell staying unbeaten at 120 as well.
“Probably just didn’t hit the gaps straightaway…probably expecting too much of myself early on. We knew we were going to cash in at the back 10. I made a good decision against Akeal and slog-swept that one, felt I was really clear. Showed I was watching the ball. Was proud of that. Went through the waves, mistimed a couple, but stayed pretty clear. I feel really comfortable in this format, over the last 18 months have felt really clear. While I’m going well just trying to ride that,” he further added.
However, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has shared that the recent drinking incident due to which he had to be admitted in the hospital affected his family a lot more than himself. He also added that he went out of control and that the incident was “less than ideal.”
After receiving the Player of the Match award in the Australia vs West Indies second T20I on Sunday, he said (via Perth Now): “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.”
“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 concluded.