Sydney - Australia batsman Glenn Maxwell is a man who hasn't always
felt accepted by the coaching staff and leadership of the Australia team but he
is overjoyed to be working with Ricky Ponting.
Ponting has been brought in to assist the T20I squad during
the Trans-Tasman T20I series and Maxwell feels his presence has been an
Maxwell is a huge fan of Ponting whom he looked up to as a
kid coming up through the ranks.
Whether or not Ponting can get any credit for Maxwell's
superb hundred against England is up for debate but there is no doubt that he
has given the Big Show a confidence boost after a rough summer.
Left out of the later Ashes squads as Mitchell Marsh
returned to favour Maxwell was openly criticized for his training methods by
skipper Steve Smith and left out of the initial ODI squad before eventually
returning as injuries took their toll.