In recent years, the importance of mental health in athletics has been more apparent. Athletes of the highest caliber, like Simone Biles, Ben Stokes, and Virat Kohli, have disclosed their struggles with depression or other mental health conditions. Glenn Maxwell, an all-rounder for Australia, has recently described an encounter he had in 2019.

During the T20I series against Sri Lanka in July 2020, Maxwell declared an extended vacation from the game. The 34-year-old discussed the awful time in his life when he battled depression in episode four of the documentary “The Test.”

“I made an effort to falsify everything. After spending 18 long months attempting to please everyone else, I went through a depressive episode. If I hadn’t let it go when I offered my hand in 2019 when I was suffering, who knows where I would have been a few weeks later? “Maxwell stated.

“I would invite someone into my room or go meet someone outside and simply have a conversation if I had anything bothering me or on my mind. It might be a comfort off your shoulders as soon as you say those things and aren’t keeping them in “Added he.

While playing for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, Maxwell had a terrible batting period. Just 108 runs, or an average of 15.42, had been scored by him in 13 games that season.

The right-handed hitter is currently recovering from a leg injury that has prevented him from playing in the current Big Bash League (BBL) season. His participation in the Australian squad for their next trip to India is also reportedly uncertain. Visitors In March, Australia, and India will play a three-match ODI series.