BENGALURU: Aus­tra­lia’s Glenn Maxwell will take an indefinite “mental and physical break” from the IPL after struggling for form with Royal Challengers Bengaluru.

The big-hitting all-rounder has scored just 32 with the bat in six games.

“I think now is actually a good time for me to give myself a bit of a mental and physical break, get my body right,” the 35-year-old Maxwell said.

“If I’m required to get in during the tournament, I can hopefully get back into a really solid mental and physical space where I can still have an impact.”

Maxwell said on Monday it was “a pretty easy decision” to step aside for the time being.

“I went to Faf and the coaches after the last game and said I felt it was probably time we tried someone else,” he said. “I have been in this situation in the past where you can keep playing and get yourself deeper into a hole.”

Maxwell added: “I take a lot of pride in my performance, and I put in a lot of hard work behind the scenes to get my body right for every game.”

Published in Dawn, April 17th, 2024

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