'Bugger media, it can go stuff itself' - Glenn Maxwell slams media outlets for twisting his words on Australia's early T20 WC exit

Maxwell is set to miss around a month of action due to a freak leg injury.

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Australian star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, who is currently recuperating from an unfortunate leg injury, has hit out at the media for twisting his words after their disappointing title defense in the T20 World Cup. The mercurial batter has reinstated that the Australian players wanted to win the title amid questions about their intent at the recently concluded ICC event.

Glenn Maxwell's candid interview after the win against Afghanistan at the Super 12 stage was misinterpreted by the experts, who sighted that the Australian players did not care about the outcomes. Recovering from a horrific leg injury, Maxwell explained his earlier comments, 'it doesn't really matter' in the aftermath of Australia's exit from the tournament.

"I sort of said, 'it doesn't really matter', but it was more about it doesn't matter if you dwell (on the exit) or not because if you dwell, you've already missed a game or two, you've missed an opportunity to play well for your country, and if you don't dwell, you're focusing on the next game. So when I say it doesn't really matter, that's what I was referring to."

"It's up to the individual if they wanted to dwell on it, but there's not enough time to. I'm not saying for one second that we as an Australian team didn't care. At no stage was I saying that, but all of a sudden, that's coming out as a headline. I was like, 'well, that's not true at all'. We certainly cared and that's all we cared about at the time. We wanted to win the World Cup," Maxwell told cricket.com.au's The Unplayable Podcast.

Maxwell feels that players don't speak their minds fearing misinterpretations by the press

The 34-year-old expressed his shock at reading the headlines after his words were distorted by the media. The Aussie stated that incidents like these make the players uncomfortable about speaking freely to the reporters, fearing their words might get twisted later by the news outlets.

"Basically, when I saw the headlines, I went, 'Bugger media, it can go stuff itself'. A lot of players do that, because when they see headlines that takes something completely out of context, they do get a bit shy and standoffish, instead of saying exactly what's on their mind or exactly how they feel," Maxwell added.