“The Big Show” is a nickname which has been rightfully bestowed upon Glenn Maxwell, one of the most portentous batsmen in the cricketing world. His prodigious ability to hit the toughest ball for a boundary and his bizarre capability of spinning the ball are few of the salubrious reasons for which he is adored by the multitude. With his boisterous tenacity, he has supported the Australian team throughout his career.
On October 14, 1988, in the city of Australia Melbourne (KEW), “Maxi” was born to Neil and Joy Maxwell and had jumpstarted his successful domestic career by the age of 14. Being an early bloomer he started his early career of cricket from South Belgrave CC. Though starting off as a pace bowler, he later identified his natural skills as a batsman and focussed on his batting skills along with the role of an off spinner.
Along with cricket he has a great interest in dancing and football and would have chosen the later as his career like brother Daniel if not for cricket.Maxwell played a crucial role as a batsman in his first international ODI debut against Afghanistan at UAE, but with his innings of 56 run against Pakistan on his second ODI, he anchored Australia’s easy victory. Maxwell showed his formidable role in the Indian Premier League (IPL) playing for the Delhi Daredevils and was recently bought by Kings XI Punjab for a stupendous sum of $1 million US Dollars.
Perhaps his most illustrious game was against Chennai Super Kings where he achieved a ginormous score of 95 runs in 43 balls Glenn Maxwell is single and has not admitted being dating anyone at the moment, but recently has been seen a lot with Jayne Egeberg. She has attended a few award shows with Maxwell including the 2014 Allan Border Medal award. Despite this, there is the slim scope of “Maxi’s” marriage in the near future.
Glenn Maxwell Net Worth
Glenn Maxwell has become one of the most popular personalities in the international cricket. This Australian hard-hitter is known for his ability to play impossible strokes and to hit boundaries in the toughest balls. Due to this superhuman quality of Maxwell, he is loved and revered by the whole cricketing world and his shots are cherished by all.
The success story of Glenn Maxwell from a simple Australian boy to one of the maestros of the game of cricket has inspired a lot of aspiring cricketers. The net worth of “The Big Show” is $8 million US dollars as of 2017 and it is expected to increase in the upcoming years since he is at present playing at the top of his game.
All-rounder has made a quick name for himself in the world of cricket with his phenomenal and aggressive right-hand batting and right arm off spin; with his superhuman fielding as an icing on his promising career. He is an asset to the Australian team and a lot of others which include:
• Delhi Daredevils
• Hampshire 2nd XI
• Kings XI Punjab
• Melbourne Renegades
• Melbourne Stars
• Mumbai Indians
• Victoria Second XI
• Victoria Under-19s
Maxwell has been a man of the match for 5 times in his one-day international cricket career against Pakistan-England Sri Lanka and India. Maxwell still holds the fastest century for Australia in ODIs where he achieved that incredulous score off of 51 balls against Sri Lanka. In the 2014 World T20, he claimed the title of Australia’s second highest run scorer, marking 147 at an average of 36.75 with a strike rate of 210.00.
Being an all rounder and maintaining the same level of consistency in an ever-changing game live cricket has not been an easy task for Glenn Maxwell. So here are a few trivial facts that portrays his overall career and what made him the man he is today:
Man of the match:
• Test – 0
• ODI – 5
• World Cup – 1
• T20 – 3
• IPL – 4
• CL – 0
He has scored a total of 1957 runs in his ODI career of 74 matches with 15 half-centuries and an average strike rate of 125.28. In his Twenty20 career, he has scored an overall 3421 runs over 167 matches with a massive high score of 145 runs not out. In Twenty20 he has blasted the ball 297 times to the boundary and has hit over 170 sixers.
Though Glen Maxwell has always tried to keep his love life as secret as possible but it is hard to avoid the attention of the paparazzi. It is hard for a star as popular as him ti hide any important aspect of his life. Maxwell is allegedly having an affair with popular Australian journalist Candice Wyatt. She has been spotted several times with Glen Maxwell and they are proving one of the cutest pairs in the cricketing world.
Glenn Maxwell indulged in an ugly controversy with the Victoria Captain Mathew Wade when the latter decided to bat above Maxwell in the Sheffield Shield match. The Australian Cricket Council fined the big-hitter for his disrespectful comments against Wade and his actions were heavily criticised by the senior members of the Australian team.
In spite of having triggered friendly reflexes and a talent reserve of Pandora, Glenn Maxwell has been scorned by fortune in recent timelines. 2016 was a horror year for “The Big Show”; being left out of the ODI series with Sri Lanka and South Africa was a cakewalk compared to embarrassment after he was left out of the Sheffield Shield Game against Tasmania. He earned a fine by spitting off harsh comments about Matthew Wade to which Australian coach Darren Lehmann expressed his disappointment. He had to warm the bench some more when he was left out of Sydney ODI against New Zealand.
But the past can remain that as long as Maxwell is able to pull off a staggering comeback in 2017. The gentleman is always ready to make some new inspiring moves. With immense raw talent and untapped potential, we can only hope that the future would be promising and bring new endorsements for this proficient sportsman.