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Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has revealed that he doesn’t “want to be known as” the ‘Big Show’.
Maxwell earned the nickname after securing a lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) contract in 2013 just months after he made his international debut.
“I like to think I’m quite laid back and I can cop criticism but sometimes it hits pretty close to home and you sometimes think it’s a personal attack on you,” Maxwell said. “People are saying I’m an egocentric show-off who doesn’t care for the team, sometimes that hurts and I don’t really understand that. For anyone who knows me I’m not like that at all.
“Every time I’ve ever played for whatever team I’ve always tried to win the game for the team and have the team’s best interests at heart.
“Some people might not think so. Some people might think that all the different shots are me trying to stand out which is complete rubbish and that’s the hardest thing to deal with I think.
“I don’t want to be known as ‘Big Show’ or anything like that. I just want to be known as an integral part of Australian cricket that’s hopefully going to take us to a World Cup.”