Glenn Maxwell reacts to Virender Sehwag's '10 crore cheerleader' comment
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) all-rounder Glenn Maxwell said that he is not surprised receiving criticism from Virender Sehwag
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) all-rounder Glenn Maxwell said that he is not surprised receiving criticism from Virender Sehwag as the former Indian opener has been "pretty outspoken with his dislike" for the Australian.
Maxwell, who failed to strike a single six at the recently ended Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 and scored only 103 runs off 13 matches, was termed as a "10 crore cheerleader" by Sehwag, who went on to say that Maxwell was on a "highly-paid vacation".
"It's ok. Viru is pretty outspoken with his dislike of me, and that's fine. He's allowed to say whatever he likes. He's in the media for such statements, so that's fine. I deal with that and move on, and take it with a grain of salt with Sehwag," Maxwell was quoted by ANI, as saying.
Maxwell said the mental health break he took at the end of last year had aided him deal with his recent poor form and general life struggles that 2020 has presented.
"I think I'm better equipped with dealing with those sorts of things now. I think in hindsight it was a pretty good time to go through something like that where I was able to put some groundwork in to deal with adversity. This year has certainly been a massive test of it," Maxwell, who failed to hit a six in an IPL season for the first time in his career, added.
"To be able to help people through different times of tough periods and be able to help myself through those tough periods has been really key as well," Maxwell said.
The 32-year-old Maxwell is a part of Australia's limited-overs squad for their upcoming home series against India. Earlier in the day, Cricket Australia (CA) informed that three T20Is and two ODIs between India and Australia have been sold out after tickets went on sale on Friday morning.
"The second and third ODIs at the SCG and Manuka Oval respectively have been exhausted while the Manuka Oval T20I and two SCG T20Is are sold out. Limited tickets to the first ODI on November 27 at the SCG remain, with approximately 1,900 public seats left. Both the SCG and Manuka Oval will be at 50 per cent capacity for series, with fans voting with their feet after ticket prices were frozen from the last time India came to Australia in 2018/19," CA said in a release.