Srinagar: In a bizarre incident, the Australia superstar batter Glenn Maxwell who is being investigated by Cricket Australia, had actually lost consciousness after a late night drinking session in Adelaide last week, according to a report.
Cricket Australia recently launched investigation after reports said Maxwell had to be hospitalised after late night drinking.
Now the report in Sydney Morning Herald has claimed that Maxwell lost consciousness and woke up on the way.
“Maxwell was watching a concert when the incident took place. “…after the show, during which Maxwell was photographed with numerous members of the crowd, he and his friends retired to the backstage area where they drank and sang songs with ‘Six and Out’ (band) and other friends invited into the room,” the report said, citing unnamed multiple sources.
“It was during this interlude that Maxwell lost consciousness and did not immediately respond to attempts by friends to rouse him. An ambulance was then called and Maxwell’s next memory is of waking up on the way to hospital,” it said.
Maxwell was, however, discharged from the hospital after a short stay and is back to training.
Australia captain Pat Cummins was also at the same venue as Maxwell on the night in question but “didn’t cross paths” with his World Cup-winning team-mate.
“Potentially, I think only ‘Maxy’ can answer that one,” Cummins said when asked whether Maxwell needed to reconsider his choices.
“I was there at the Gov for the concert, but I left pretty early – I knew he was in town but I didn’t cross paths with Maxy at all.” Cummins, however, hinted that individuals will have to own consequences of their actions.
“We’re all adults and part of being an adult is you make your own decisions,” he said in the SMH report.