Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has decided to take a break from cricket in order to address mental health issues.
Cricket Australia revealed Maxwell discussed his ongoing issues with them and a decision was made to keep him away from cricket. Aussie coach Justin Langer said he suspected something was amiss despite Maxwell making a fine 62 in the first T20 against Sri Lanka in Adelaide.
"You just could tell it was not quite right and he probably wasn't going to say," Langer said.
"Even though in Adelaide he had that incredible innings and fielded like a genius like he can, I don't think he got much joy out of it, to be honest."
Maxwell's issues have once again put the spotlight on mental health issues plaguing top-level cricketers. More and more players are coming forward with their tales of mental health battles.
A few prominent names like England batsman Marcus Trescothick even cut short their international careers because of it.
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