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Australia's star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has declared he will entertain crowds in the IPL until he "can't walk anymore".
Maxwell currently setting his sights on securing a second T20 World Cup for Australia in the upcoming tournament in the United States and the West Indies.
After a week of well-deserved rest following his return from India, Glenn Maxwell is gearing up to lead the Melbourne Stars in the opening match of the Big Bash League against Brisbane at the Gabba on Thursday night.
At 35 years old, Maxwell, who is slated to rejoin the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the next IPL season, is keen on fostering IPL experience among as many Australians as possible. His aspiration is for this exposure to prove beneficial for the national team as they prepare for the T20 World Cup in June.
"The IPL will probably be the last tournament I ever play, as I will play the IPL until I can't walk anymore," Maxwell said at Melbourne Airport on Wednesday.
"I was talking about how good the IPL has been to me throughout my career; the people I've met, the coaches I have played under, the international players that you get to rub shoulders with, how beneficial to my whole career that tournament has been,”
"You're rubbing shoulders with AB [de Villiers] and Virat [Kohli] for two months, talking to them while watching other games. It's just the greatest learning experience that any player could ask for. Hopefully a lot of our Australian players can get over to the IPL and get to work in slightly similar conditions to the West Indies, where it is a little bit drier, it will spin" he added.