Glenn Maxwell Gets Surprise Backing From Ashes Rival Over Mental Health Break

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English all-rounder Moeen Ali backed Maxwell's decision by saying there is a lot of international cricket being played, which can make players mentally tired.

Written By Aakash Saini | Mumbai | Updated On:
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A few weeks ago, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell took an indefinite break from cricket citing mental health issues. The cricket fraternity hailed Maxwell’s decision as the right-hander found support from India captain Virat Kohli among other players. Recently, Glenn Maxwell also found some backing from his Ashes counterpart Moeen Ali.

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Glenn Maxwell gets surprise backing from Moeen Ali

England all-rounder Moeen Ali became the latest member from the cricketing community to hail Maxwell’s decision. The 32-year-old cricketer himself took a break from international cricket following England’s 2019 World Cup victory. The left-handed batsman made himself unavailable for selection of the ongoing limited-overs series in New Zealand and will also skip the upcoming tour to South Africa. While speaking with UAE-based reporters, Moeen Ali was of the opinion that a lot of international cricket being played, which can make players mentally tired.

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Speaking about his own break from international cricket, the cricketer said that he took it because he felt tired. He added that it becomes tiring after a while, and being on the field on a continuous basis is quite draining for any player. Moeen himself is playing for Team Abu Dhabi in the ongoing T10 League in Abu Dhabi.

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Apart from Moeen Ali, Australian head coach Justin Langer and limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch put forward their own opinion regarding the mental health of cricketers. A few days after Glenn Maxwell’s announcement, Australian batsman Nic Maddinson also withdrew from the Australian ‘A’ team. Maddinson said that cricket is a difficult sport and it is very important to take a break and come back stronger.

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