The Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been grabbing a lot of eyeballs in recent times for the wrong reasons after multiple reports accused him of spot-fixing during the 2017 Ranchi Test in India. While defending himself, the all-rounder clarified that he always reported ‘certain untoward things’ towards the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) anti-corruption officials during the Indian Premier League (IPL).
However, according to the latest reports of Mumbai Mirror, Maxwell has stayed mum on one particular incident which almost put his life in danger during the 2017 edition of the IPL. The horrifying incident took place on the eve of the match between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Gujarat Lions (GL).
Maxwell, who was a part of Preity Zinta’s KXIP in 2017, left the team hotel without informing the team manager, local liaison officer and also the integrity officer for a party which was hosted by the promoters of Gujarat Lions at a resort far away from the team hotel. He was completely drunk and was not in a proper condition to go back to the team hotel but he still chose to cycle his way back to the team hotel after the mid-night.
During his ride, the all-rounder fell off the bicycle as he was completed sloshed, which could have seen him being run over by speeding vehicles. Soon someone jumped to his rescue after recognizing him and helped the 29-year-old reach the team hotel safely.
One of the sources of Mumbai Mirror close to BCCI said, “We chose not to make the incident public because it could have led to a lot of controversies. So we don’t know what kind of information he had given to the ACU. On this occasion, Maxwell did not even inform his team manager, leave aside the integrity officer or security staff. Ideally, he should not have gone out because it was a security risk. If he still had to go, he should have gone with the security cover. But Maxwell chose to go alone, and come back alone in an inebriated state.”
Recently, like a responsible celebrity, Preity Zinta preached the message of, ‘Do Not Drink and Drive’. She shared a video on social media, wherein a drunk man was seen riding a bicycle. Here pots read: “This drunk man proves that this world & his world is round. 🙈 He is lucky to be alive. This may seem funny but it’s dangerous to drink & get on a road . #roadsafety #dontdrinkanddrive #drunk #bachaao #ting”.