Smith, last month took to the media, specifically singling out the batsman, stating that “he could train a little smarter.”
Which was immediately proceeded by praise for Maxwell’s ability to score runs and simply somebody “you would want in your team.”
Maxwell claims that those comments were aimed solely at his one day international preparations. As Smith claimed that Maxwell could train a little bit ‘smarter’. To which he admitted had some merit.
Since then however he has cleared the air with Smith, and is looking forward to the upcoming Gillette T20 Trans-Tasman tri-series.
Funnily enough this occurred just after his century in Hobart. Maxwell has just come off a great season for an otherwise disappointing effort by the Melbourne Stars, who amassed a measly two wins, with the worst season in the franchise’s history.
On more of lighter note however, Ricky Ponting who is now coaching the Delhi Daredevils has completely backed Maxwell, praising his batting ability, stating that “with the right amount of time and attention” he can obtain the best of his abilities, even adding that he enjoys working with him “because of the talent he has got.”
The pair will be working together in the upcoming IPL season, as Maxwell was recently signed to the daredevils for a fee of $1.75 Million AUD.
Perhaps these comments have triggered this performance by Maxwell and hopefully subsequent performances will be just as electrifying.