Australian star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, who is currently recovering from surgery, has slammed the media for twisting his words after Australia’s exit from the ICC T20 World Cup. The Big Show said that players badly wanted to defend the title, and there was no lack of intent.
Maxwell’s conversation after the win against Afghanistan at the Super 12 stage was misinterpreted by experts, who said that the Aussie players didn’t care about the outcomes in the global tournament.
Maxwell explained his earlier comment that it doesn’t matter in the aftermath of Australia’s exit.
“I was talking about in the context of the next game and not the ICC World Cup. There was hardly a gap between the games, and if a player starts overthinking about a particular contest, it could impact the performance in the upcoming games. However, the headlines presented my words differently as if the whole team doesn’t care about the result,” he said.
“When I saw the headlines, I went, ‘Bugger media, it can go stuff itself. A lot of players don’t speak to the press for fear of being taken completely out of context,” he added.