Cricket

Maxi thrilled to have Ponting's backing

2018-02-09 13:58
Glenn Maxwell (Getty)

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 enormous boost. 

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.

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