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Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has claimed he isn’t even considering retiring from the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Big name Australian players like Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc have withdrawn from the IPL 2023 due to the tight schedule facing the national team. However, Maxwell was quite hands-on with his response and explained how he wanted to earn as much as he could before hanging up his boots.

The 34-year-old is currently recovering from a broken leg and feels it’s a good time for him to plan the rest of his playing career.

Speaking on ‘The Grade Cricketer’ podcast, here’s what Glenn Maxwell had to say about the IPL and National Commitment:

“Not a chance (retiring from the IPL). I’m 34 and I want to take advantage of every penny I can and then retire happily. Now I have this 2-3 month break where I I’m going to prepare for the background of my career and work to avoid tissue injuries that may occur as an older player.”

He added:

“Hopefully this can extend my career for another year or two and I can play longer for Australia. Excited for both World Cups in the next two years.”

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Glenn Maxwell on Australia’s T20 World Cup debacle

Hosts Australia failed to advance to the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup in what was one of the tournament’s upsets. However, they only lost one game in the Super 12 stage and were eventually knocked out at the clean tempo with their crucial game against England also called off.

Glenn Maxwell felt Australia weren’t playing bad cricket, but also agreed they simply couldn’t take advantage of the chance they had to improve their damaged net run rate. He stated:

“I really wanted to play the game against England to see where we are. It was sold out at the MCG and whoever won would probably have been in the final.”

Maxwell continued:

“We didn’t really get a chance to show where we were as a team. I don’t think we did much harm. It’s just that a few guys had a day against us and we have borne the brunt of it.”

He also agreed that Australia’s 89-point loss to New Zealand in the opener was due to Finn Allen knocking out his bowling attack and added:

“I think we lost our first game in the first four overs where Finn Allen knocked everything out of his skin for four or six. We tried everything but he just pumped. And then he rarely made a run for the rest of the tournament. Unfortunately, we couldn’t land the first punch in this match.”

Glenn Maxwell is currently in a race against time to get in shape and get on the selectors’ radar for the Border Gavaskar Trophy in February 2023.

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By Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at cablefreetv.org