‘All the best’ – Sarah Taylor wishes Glenn Maxwell a speedy recovery
Taylor, who retired from the game earlier this year due to her anxiety issues, took to Twitter to wish Maxwell luck on his recovery.
Updated - Oct 31, 2019 4:42 pm
Cricket is a glamorous sport, eh? We as fans always think of it in this manner every time we see a Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni or even a Rishabh Pant for that matter. We secretly wish to be in their shoes to enjoy the razmataz, the financial glory as well as the adulations that come with fame.
But amidst all the glamour, the fame that we see our favorite stars bestowed with, what we don’t see is the amount of pressure and mental strain that comes with the fame. I mean just imagine yourself in their shoes for a bit! You are at the peak of your powers. There is fame, money, adulations pouring in from every corner of the world. Everyone wants a piece of you. From fans to the media to even the detractors, everyone wants to know your whereabouts.
And, as they say, everything has a flip side to it. Cricket, like sports, is pretty cruel. From the nadir of excruciating lows to the zenith of unbearable highs, it bores the closest reflection to life. And, the fear of the unknown coupled with the unrelenting expectations from the fans, family as well as the media, sometimes proceeds to take a toll on your mental health.
And, so when the tearaway batsman Glenn Maxwell announced earlier today (October 31st, 2019) that he would be stepping back from cricket for an indefinite period of time, he became another cricketer in the long list of those who have openly come out about their mental issues. Maxwell, who is one of the three Australian cricketers to score a hundred in all the three forms of the game, shocked the folklore to the core when he announced his decision.
Sarah Taylor wishes Maxwell a speedy recovery
In a series where he had scored a swashbuckling 28-ball 62- an innings which included ten fours and four sixes- and inflicted a miraculous run-out during the first T20I, Maxwell will no longer take part in the series and wishes have started to pout in for the right-hander. And, who better to wish him than someone who knows a thing or two about recuperating with mental issues- Sarah Taylor. Taylor, who retired from the game earlier this year due to her anxiety issues, took to Twitter to wish Maxwell luck on his recovery. Sarah tweeted: “All the best to @Gmaxi_32”.
— Sarah Taylor (@Sarah_Taylor30) October 31, 2019