One word you can associate with Glenn Maxwell without putting much thought is brave. The panache in his approach towards batting, the fearlessness on the field, the brave calls in a tough chase - it's all there for everyone to see. So when he came out with the admission to take a break to deal with mental health difficulties, it wasn't a surprise that he was extremely open about his struggles, reports Cricbuzz.
Maxwell, however, acknowledged he felt like he was letting his team down when he decided to take a break. "I probably noticed it around September last year. When I finally came out in November so I probably held on to it for too long with that following me around. It wore me down and I forgot who I was as a person. I felt like a cardboard cut out of a cricketer who got put on a plane, on a bus, at a cricket ground and I just had to put on a smile and pretend everything was okay," he said on Cricbuzz in Conversation.