Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell revealed that there was a time when he felt that he would never be able to play Test cricket but with hard work, he managed to make his place in the Test team. And now Maxwell is very happy to be able to walk back on the field with the Australian Test team with the Baggy Green.
After the end of the second day’s play, Maxwell, who scored a maiden Test century at Ranchi, told Hindustan times, “I was in a place where I doubted whether I would play Test cricket again, whether I would have a chance to put the cap back on. I just did everything I could, on and off the field. I tried changes in technique and numerous discussions with lot of people and tried staying aloof as much I could, keep on asking questions and change people’s perception about what Maxwell was doing.”
After Mitchell Marsh flew back home due to injury, Maxwell got an opportunity to prove his worth into the longest format of the game as he is known as the only T-20 specialist.
Delighted Maxwell further added on this, “To get back in the side in the first place was something that I really held close to my heart. I was so happy to be able to walk back on the field with the Australian Test team with the Baggy Green cap on and I was so filled with joy when I got told I had the opportunity to do that again. I didn’t want to make it my last Test, that’s for sure. I know how bad it felt when I played that last game in Dubai (Abu Dhabi actually) and didn’t play again.”
After reaching his century on Friday, Glenn becomes emotional, which was only natural. He further said, “It was probably the emotions of the whole night I had as well. You go to sleep 82 not out, you’ve just put on 150 with the skipper, I thought about it all night.”
Maxwell added, “I went through about 300 to 400 different scenarios that could’ve happened the today. Most of them weren’t good. So much emotion came out as soon as I got that hundred. Even thinking about it now I’ve got a frog in my throat. It’s as special a moment as I’ve had in my career and hopefully, it’s not the last.”
This is Maxwell’s just fourth Test and he is happy that he finally has a century to show he is not all talk. He concluded, “I have spoken a lot about red-ball cricket in a lot of interviews that I have done. I have spoken at length about how I have always felt like red-ball cricket is my best format. To be able to show that at Test level is something I’m extremely proud of. And yes I can finally almost show people with a result instead of just talking.”