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'Affected My Family More Than...' - Glenn Maxwell Opens Up On Adelaide Drinking Incident 

image-lsih10fqGlenn Maxwell [X.com]

Glenn Maxwell expressed gratitude towards Cricket Australia (CA) authorities and his family for their sustained support after coming back from the scary Adelaide night-out incident, where the cricketer lost consciousness after drinking extensively. 

As he blasted a characteristically explosive century in the second T20I against the West Indies on Sunday (February 11), the cricketer said the incident affected his family more than him, and he is, therefore, thankful to everyone involved for being understanding and forgiving of his mistake.

Maxwell said while CA was "outstanding" not to impose any sanctions on him and treat it as an error on the player's part, he now recognises it was "less than ideal" for him to indulge in alcohol to such an extent that an ambulance was needed to be called to take him to a nearby medical facility.

Glenn Maxwell On Adelaide Night Out Incident 

"I think probably it affected my family a little bit more than it affected me," Maxwell was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo on the January 19 incident where after playing golf, he reached The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel to attend a show from former pacer Brett Lee's band.

Present inside the band's dressing room, Maxwell started consuming alcohol and didn't realise when he crossed his limits. The experienced middle-order giant felt unconscious and required an ambulance to carry him. He was taken to the emergency department but didn't go through any serious medical action. Upon learning of the incident, CA provided Maxwell with a break from the ODI series against the West Indies.

"I knew I had that week off," Maxwell said. "And obviously that incident was less than ideal, and the timing. But I had that week off, I knew I had that week off away from the game. And I came back and got back into my running, my gym program and it felt really good and refreshed once I got back. And it's all been focused on getting myself ready for this [T20] series and what's to come."

Maxwell now wants to take the lessons from the incident and think ahead to the T20 World Cup 2024 scheduled in June in the Caribbean & USA.