Twitter Lauds Glenn Maxwell’s Decision to Take Mental Health Break
The 31-year-old Australian cricketer will be missing the upcoming T20Is at home against Sri Lanka and Pakistan, with D’Arcy Short replacing him in the squads.
According to the statement released by the board, Maxwell is expected to be back with the squad by the summer of 2020, meaning he will be back before the T20 World Cup which starts next October. The cricketer has been in inspired form against Sri Lanka, hitting 62 runs in 28 balls in the first T20I.
Former Australian cricket team coach Darren Lehmann tweeted out in support of Maxwell, while former Australian batsman Justin Langer was quoted speaking to a radio station in Melbourne.
Look after yourself Maxy ?❤️ https://t.co/sSiPsP8wwv— Darren Lehmann (@darren_lehmann) October 31, 2019
"I think it’s really important and it takes great courage."— Triple M Melbourne 105.1 (@TripleMMelb) October 31, 2019
Justin Langer addressed Glenn Maxwell’s mental health related break from cricket on Kennedy Molloy today.
LISTEN HERE: https://t.co/5MtHZf0Taxpic.twitter.com/INHQhON0QA
Former Indian women’s cricketer Snehal Pradhan also took to Twitter to support Maxwell. “Prescient lines, in a way. What's heartening in this situation is that Maxwell was "proactive in identifying these issues" according to a CA statement. Self awareness is an important step in recovery from mental health issues. Wish him well,” she wrote.
Prescient lines, in a way. What's heartening in this situation is that Maxwell was "proactive in identifying these issues" according to a CA statement. Self awareness is an important step in recovery from mental health issues. Wish him well. #GlennMaxwell.— Snehal Pradhan (@SnehalPradhan) October 31, 2019
Senior sports journalist Gaurav Kalra also chimed in with his words of support. “One area cricket has made significant progress is in is this "manning up" BS... players can feel fragile and it's good to see them accept that and seek help to deal with it...,” he wrote in a tweet.
one area cricket has made significant progress is in is this "manning up" BS... players can feel fragile and it's good to see them accept that and seek help to deal with it... #Maxwell— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) October 31, 2019
Fans also came out in support of the cricketer’s decision, cheering Maxwell on to take a break and come back to the sport when he's in a better headspace.
Wishing Glenn Maxwell all the best.— Glenn Mitchell (@MitchellGlenn) October 31, 2019
He now deserves respect, space and time to deal with his mental health issues.
@Gmaxi_32@cricketcomau— @Pratik_Shingru (@Pratik_S523) October 31, 2019
We are always with You Champion....
Don't take stress or don't put yourself in a situation of depression...
I know how difficult it is to make your way from such situations...
Get well soon mate ...
We want to see you... ?❤️#GlennMaxwellhttps://t.co/IoxsG2D7n6
Professional sports is indeed very demanding. My best wishes to @Gmaxi_32 hope the lad comes back stronger and more importantly healthier. You are a terrific talent which the cricketing world wouldn't want to lose.— ashish singh rajput (@singhlive2win) October 31, 2019