Talk of Glenn Maxwell and there is only one thing that would come to your mind (excitement). Maxwell is one of the most exciting cricketers of the modern era. Known for hitting sixes at will, Glenn Maxwell is a man who lives by the sword, and one has to say, dies by it. Glenn Maxwell’s career is a symbol of extremes. Now and then, he can be seen playing blinders. There are times when he takes the game away from the opposition’s grasp within no time. However, there are times when he gets out cheaply and ends up disappointing his fans and teammates.
Known for his exploits in both the white-ball formats, Glenn Maxwell is a hard-hitting all-rounder who can bowl right-arm off-breaks if given a chance to bowl. He has made a name for himself in the shortest format of the game. Known for scoring quick runs during the latter stages of the game, Glenn Maxwell is also a livewire on the field. He is a resident of Kew, Victoria.
Glenn Maxwell’s Personal Details
|Date of Birth||14 October 1988|
|Birthplace||Kew, Victoria, Australia|
|Eye Color||Light blue|
Glenn Maxwell’s Family Details
On-field Presence, Criticism and Mental Health Break
Maxwell is known for his aggressive mindset on the field. However, he loves to indulge in friendly banters with teammates and fans whenever he is not playing. In 2019, he took an indefinite break from cricket in order to work on his mental health. If the reports are to be believed, then Maxwell is one of the most abused cricketers on social media. Several cricketers, including Virat Kohli, came out in support of Glenn Maxwell after he decided to take a break from professional cricket citing mental health issues.
After the 2020 season of the IPL, former India cricketer Virender Sehwag called Maxwell ‘a cheerleader worth 10 crores.’ The comment was made after Maxwell’s batting returns for Kings XI Punjab had dwindled drastically. However, Maxwell chose not to respond to the criticism and maintained a dignified silence on the matter.
Glenn Maxwell’s Early Life
Glenn Maxwell was born in Kew, Victoria in 1988. Both of Glenn Maxwell’s parents came from humble backgrounds. Neil Maxwell, his father, worked as an IT professional for Reg Hunt Motors, which is a car dealership. Joy, Glenn’s mom, worked within the confines of the warehouse at Random House, a publishing house. He has an elder brother, named Daniel Maxwell.
Glenn Maxwell’s Education
Not much is known about Glenn Maxwell’s educational qualifications. However, he used to play cricket in primary school. As a child, he played junior cricket for Victoria’s ‘South Belgrave Cricket Club’.
Glenn Maxwell’s Relationships
Glenn Maxwell is not married. However, he is engaged to Vini Raman, who is a pharmacist based in Melbourne. The two of them are believed to have met at a promotional event for Melbourne Stars, a BBL team. They got engaged in March 2020.
Glenn Maxwell’s Early Cricketing Career
Glenn Maxwell’s career began in 2009 after he was selected to play for the Victorian state team. An injury to Andrew McDonald made it possible for the selectors to add Maxwell to the squad. However, he did not get an opportunity to play in any of the games.
In 2010, he made his presence felt during the Hong Kong Super Sixes tournament. He was named the star player of the tournament and played an instrumental role in Australia’s victorious Super Sixes campaign. He made his debut for the Bushrangers during the Australian summer of 2010-11 against the New South Wales Blues. He scored a quick-fire 38, picked up a couple of wickets, and pulled off a brilliant catch in the match against NSW. Later on, he scored a belligerent 59 off 23 during the Emerging Players Tournament in 2011 against the Indians. In the same tournament, he scored a whirlwind 110 off just 52 deliveries against the Proteas, albeit in a losing cause.
Glenn Maxwell’s debut in the ODI format was against Afghanistan in a one-off match in the UAE. He could only score a couple of runs and was ineffective with the ball. Therefore, it can be said that Glenn Maxwell’s debut was forgettable. A string of promising starts followed and Maxwell was able to impress the selectors (and the team management), thanks in part to his ability to score quickly during the backend of an innings.
In 2012, Maxwell was also added to the Australian squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Many believed that his all-round ability had a role to play in his selection. However, he had a forgettable tournament with both bat and ball, and was unable to stamp his authority.
Glenn Maxwell As a T20 Journey Man
His ability to hit sixes at will turned him into an instant fan favorite. In 2012, he was roped in by the Delhi Daredevils (now Capitals) but did not get too many games to play. A year later, he was signed by the Mumbai franchise (Mumbai Indians) and played a few blistering cameos for his side.
Glenn Maxwell’s IPL stocks skyrocketed after he was roped in by the Punjab franchise in the IPL. The 2014 season of the IPL had Maxwell’s name written all over it. With 552 runs in 16 innings at an average of 35, he was the tournament’s third-highest run-getter.
Over the course of his illustrious T20 career, he has played for a number of franchises. He has played for Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. In the Natwest T20 Blast, he has played for Hampshire (2012,2014), Surrey (2013) Yorkshire (2015) and Lancashire (2019). In the BBL, Australia’s premier T20 competition, he started with the Melbourne Renegades but was signed up by the Melbourne Stars a year later. He has been playing for the Stars in the BBL since 2012/13.
Glenn Maxwell Playing as an All-Rounder for Australia
In August 2020, Maxwell showcased his keenness to play as an all-rounder for the national side. in the limited-overs series against the Indians in 2020-21, Maxwell scored three quick-fire fifties in as many matches and played a crucial role in his side’s series victory against the Indians.
Glenn Maxwell’s Investments and Endorsements
Glenn Maxwell has purchased various commercial properties in Australia, including a few in Melbourne.
Glenn Maxwell’s Net Worth
Thanks in part to his hard-hitting ability, Glenn Maxwell’s net worth is a whopping INR 82 crores in 2021. His numbers in the shortest format of the game are nothing less than exemplary. However, it is important for him to perform consistently across formats if he wants to maintain his stronghold in the money market over prolonged periods of time.