|Glenn Maxwell Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||October 14, 1988|
Glenn Maxwell is an Australian professional cricketer who features heavily in all 3 formats of international cricket for the Australian senior men’s national team and is renowned for his audacious strokeplay and electric fielding. He won the 2015 World Cup on home soil with the Australian team and was named in the ‘Team of the Tournament’ by both the International Cricket Council (ICC) and ESPN Cricinfo. Glenn is also a prominent feature in the Indian Premier League (IPL), where he was named the ‘Most Valuable Player’ (MVP) in 2014 and has played in England’s domestic cricket tournaments.
Glenn James Maxwell
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Kew, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Glenn is a high school graduate. He had attended the Upwey High School in Victoria, Australia.
- Father – Neil Maxwell
- Mother – Joy Maxwell
- Siblings – Daniel Maxwell (Older Brother), Lisa Maxwell (Sister)
- Others – Lydia Maxwell (Niece)
32 – ODI, T20I, BBL
6 ft or 183 cm
75 kg or 165.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Glenn has dated –
- Candice Wyatt (2016-2017)
- Jayne Egeberg (2017-2018)
- Vini Raman (2019-Present) – Glenn’s relationship with Melbourne-based pharmacist, Vini Raman first came into the spotlight in 2019 after they were spotted together at the Australian Cricket Awards. The couple announced their engagement in February 2020. In March 2021, they got married in a Christian ceremony first, and then later in March 2022, they married in a traditional ceremony with Tamil-Brahmin customs. In May 2023, it was revealed that they were expecting their first child together.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Australian descent.
- Side-cropped hair
- Sports a rugged beard
- Affable smile
- Toned physique
Glenn has served as the ambassador for brands such as –
- DTDC Eurostar Courier & Cargo LLC
He has also been sponsored by Kookaburra Cricket.
Glenn Maxwell Favorite Things
- Literary Series – Glory Gardens Series
- Book/Literary Genre – Sports Autobiographies
- Sports – Cricket, Australian Rules Football
- Animal – Giraffe
Source – Instagram, Losangzopa.wordpress.com
Glenn Maxwell Facts
- At primary school, Glenn had to learn how to bat left-handed as no bowler could dismiss him when he batted in his normal right-handed stance. He was even told that he would get banned from playing unless he switched to left-handed batting.
- Glenn began his cricketing journey in the Australian junior circuit. He used to be a pace bowler at that time before remodeling his run-up to become an off-break bowler.
- He was the most expensive player at the 2013 IPL auctions when the franchise team Mumbai Indians snapped him up for 1 million USD.
- For his performances in the 2014 IPL, he was named in ESPN Cricinfo‘s “IPL XI OF 2014”.
- For his stellar all-around show at the 2014 ICC World T20, he was named in the ‘Team of the Tournament’ by both ICC and ESPN Cricinfo.
- In 2015, he was named in the “ODI XI of the Year” by ESPN Cricinfo. The same year, he was also honored with the “Men’s T20I Player of the Year” award at the Allan Border Medal ceremony by Cricket Australia (CA), a feat that he repeated in 2019. He went on to win the “Men’s ODI Player of the Year” award at the Allan Border Medal ceremony in 2016.
- After scoring his first Test century against India on March 16, 2017, he became only the 2nd Australian cricketer, after Shane Watson, to score a century in all 3 formats of international cricket. The same match also became the subject of much controversy when Glenn was indirectly accused in a 2018 documentary by Al Jazeera as a chief suspect in possible match-fixing allegations. He, however, denied and refuted all such claims as baseless.
- In October 2019, Glenn announced that he would be taking an indefinite break from the game to tackle his mental health issues. However, he returned to the game in late December to participate in the Big Bash League (BBL), Australia’s franchise-based T20 competition.
- In February 2021, during the IPL Players Auction, he was sold for a price of INR 14.25 crore to IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
- For the IPL 2022, he was retained by the RCB team but for INR 11 crores instead of 14.25 crores for IPL 2021.
- In January 2022, he was tested positive for COVID-19 after undergoing a rapid antigen test.
- On November 19, 2022, Maxwell broke his leg (fibula bone) in half and ruptured all of his ligaments during a friend’s 50th birthday party. One of Maxwell’s friends fell on his leg after he got slipped. Glenn had a hard time sleeping for 2 days as he was in a lot of pain.
- In October 2023, Glenn scored the fastest century in the ODI World Cup history. He reached the 3-figure mark off 40 deliveries in a match against Netherlands. Before him, South Africa’s Aiden Markram was the record holder who had taken 49 balls to score a century against Sri Lanka.
- In November 2023, Glenn recorded the highest-ever score by an Australian in ODI cricket history after he smashed 201* runs during the World Cup match against Afghanistan.
- On November 28, 2023, Maxwell conceded the most runs in an over by an Australian in a T20I match after he gave 30 runs in an over against India in Guwahati, Assam, India.
Featured Image by Glenn Maxwell / Instagram