“I thought they were great, except for that one session” – Glenn Maxwell backs the Australian cricket team amid the widespread criticisms during the ongoing test series against India

Glenn Maxwell, a famous all-rounder for Australian cricket team, has shown confidence in his countrymen despite their recent failure to perform well on the subcontinent. This comes after the Australian team’s performance in the second Test against India in Delhi. According to Maxwell, the Australian team has shown remarkable resolve under ‘foreign’ circumstances, with just a few unsatisfactory sessions marking their performance.

After two gruelling days of play in the Delhi Test, Australia found themselves in the driver’s seat. The tourists, though, completely unravelled in the third day’s morning session, losing nine wickets. Maxwell thinks that, other than that one session, the Australian squad has been competitive throughout the series despite facing a strong Indian side in challenging circumstances.

What did Glenn Maxwell say?

“I think they have fought hard. I thought they were great, except for that one session. It’s bloody hard over there. It’s not easy to play there, and we don’t know how to do it. But I think that, except for a few small moments, we’ve been in the fight, that we’ve been on par with India at times, and that they’ve shown a lot of fight,” said Maxwell.

The ace allrounder, who missed last season due to a leg injury, predicted that they will be able to compete with the Asian powerhouses in their own stadium if they continued to push the Indians to the limit. The powerful batter will be playing in all three of Australia’s One-Day Internationals (ODIs) against India next month.

“It’s just sticking it out for a little bit longer and I’m sure that’ll be the message, to keep trying to stay up with India and take a hold of those key moments in the game. At the start of day three [in Delhi] I thought we were well ahead in the game, and to be ahead of India at any stage of a Test match over there is a sign we’re doing the right things, it’s just doing it for a little bit longer,” he added.

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