Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has recalled a conversation with former Australian player and London Spirit coach Shane Warne as he was preparing to make his Hundred debut. Maxwell also revealed that he instantly started discussing gameplans with Warne after the London Spirit signed him. However, he is one of the most sought-out white-ball players across the globe and will play for the London Spirit in the upcoming season of the Hundred as well.
However, he skipped the first season of the tournament last year. While speaking to ESPN Cricinfo, Maxwell said: “When the draft happened, I wasn’t sure who I was going to go to, but as soon as I was picked by London I was basically on the phone with Warnie pretty much nonstop. Trying to work out the team and all that sort of stuff. Different combinations.”
Glenn Maxwell continued: “He said it was an amazing tournament to be a part of and all he was talking about after last year was, ‘Oh next year, we’re going to get it right, it’s fine, you’ll be coming over.’ The excitement in his voice, he spoke really passionately about it and, yeah, he loves this team. He loved being able to almost brag about coaching the team playing at Lord’s, which was always quite funny.”
Notably, the veteran spin bowler died of a suspected heart attack on March 4 this year in Thailand. Moreover, his coaching stint with the London Spirit was also irregular as COVID-19 ruled him out as well.
“I think me personally, I’m trying to get my own preparation done for the World Cup. That’s my whole game at the moment, is gearing towards that T20 World Cup. I’ll use these conditions and the quality of teams and players in all those teams to hopefully get myself prepared I know I’m only here for a short period of time but I’m going to be training with a goal in mind to be ready for that T20 World Cup,” Glenn Maxwell concluded.