IPL 2024: Glenn Maxwell reveals about his willful break in the mid-season

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Glenn Maxwell said that he asked the RCB team management to drop him from the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 clash against SRH on Monday, April 15 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. The hosts made a few changes to their XI and named Will Jacks, Lockie Ferguson and Reece Topley as their overseas contingent along with skipper Faf du Plessis.

Glenn Maxwell’s decision came after a series of low scores in the ongoing IPL 2024. He had scored only 32 runs from 6 matches at an average of 5.33 and a strike-rate of 94.11. His poor form was reflected in his scores, which included three ducks.

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Recognizing his dip in form, Maxwell approached RCB captain Faf du Plessis and the coaching staff, requesting to be dropped from the team. He believed it was time for RCB to try someone else in his place.

Glenn Maxwell’s thoughts on his mental and physical break

“For me, personally, it was a pretty easy decision. I went to Faf [du Plessis] and the coaches after the last game and said I felt it was probably time we tried someone else. I have been in this situation in the past where you can keep playing and get yourself deeper into a hole,” Glenn Maxwell said in the post-match press conference.

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“I think now is actually a good time for me to give myself a bit of a mental and physical break, get my body right. If I’m required to get in during the tournament, I can hopefully get back into a really solid mental and physical space where I can still have an impact,” Maxwell said.

“We have had a pretty big deficiency straight after the powerplay, which has been my area of strength over the last couple of seasons. I felt like I wasn’t contributing in a positive way with the bat, and with the results and the position we find ourselves on the table, I think it’s a good time to give someone else an opportunity to show their wares, and hopefully, someone can make that spot their own,” Maxwell added.

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Despite RCB’s struggles in the tournament, Glenn Maxwell’s decision was supported by the team management. They recognized the need for players to be in the best mental and physical condition to perform at their peak.

Also Read: “HE IS TRYING TO ACT LIKE HE IS SO HAPPY. HE’S NOT HAPPY” – KEVIN PIETERSEN ON HARDIK PANDYA

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Teja Devathoti
Teja Devathoti
Sports Content Writer at Swen Entertainment. Teja Devathoti has done his Bachelors in Commerce. He previously worked at Amazon as an associate in Operations. He has been a passionate follower of Cricket and other Sports since his childhood and this was the major reason to shift his career path to content creation because of its story-telling ability. He has a great desire to travel to all corners of the world covering various sports. Other than watching sports, Teja has a keen interest in Travelling, Music and Singing. His favourite cricket memory is India winning the 50 over World Cup and the great man Sachin Tendulkar achieving his biggest dream in his home ground.

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