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I was shattered, says Maxwell after missing out SL Tests


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Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell revealed that he felt 'shattered' after being excluded from playing the second Test held in Sri Lanka.

Speaking about his exclusion from the second Test, the right-handed batter said he was keen to play the format again.

"I was shattered when I got told. I was just genuinely disappointed. I just really wanted to play, but I loved being a part of it. I loved the thought of playing it (Test cricket) again. I had no thoughts in my mind that I was going to be playing Test cricket, or even be involved, and I was sort of at peace," Maxwell said.

“Then, as soon as I got told I was going to be involved, new emotions sort of came back from when I was last in a Test squad and the excitement of being back around the group … and I thought, 'I feel like I'm ready'. And then, unfortunately, they changed the conditions,"

However, he backed the decision of selectors for the Test, and said "If it was the same pitch for both Tests, I probably would have played, but they obviously made a slightly better wicket and the selectors made the right call," he added.