Boof baffled by Maxi’s moaning


Australia coach Darren Lehmann is unimpressed by the way all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been complaining in the media about his role with Victoria and the national side.

Maxwell had lamented having to bat behind wicketkeeper Matthew Wade in a recent Sheffield Shield match, calling it ‘painful’, and Lehmann was not amused.

When asked how the players would react to Maxwell’s comments, Lehmann said: “It’s difficult but again we’ll work through it behind the scenes.

“They certainly can (work together) but we’ll take that offline.”

The coach was also baffled by talk of Maxwell not being picked for the third Test against South Africa in Adelaide, pondering why on earth he’d pick a batsman who’d not scored a Shield ton in two years.

Lehmann added: “(Maxwell) hasn’t made a hundred for two years.

“Are you going to pick a bloke who hasn’t made a hundred in two years?”

As for Maxwell’s Bushrangers team-mates, batsman Rob Quiney was also unimpressed by the comments made, saying on EON Sports: “He just needs to hit some runs.

“Victoria are flying at the moment, but he’s not setting the world on fire himself.

“(He was batting at) six, six, five, three and four (in the order), so I don’t know where this has come from.

“It’s good that he’s honest, unfortunately it’s probably not the greatest attitude to have I reckon.”