Posted: 6 November, 2016 by Cricket Newsroom

Glenn Maxwell Bites Back At Critics

"If they don't think that's consistent..."

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Glenn Maxwell has responded to the selectors and critics after a successful return to Victoria's Sheffield Shield side.

Maxwell scored 81 - the second-highest score of Victoria's innings behind Cam White's century - after being dropped for the first round of the first-class season.

The 28-year-old told the media he was surprised to be left out by the selectors last week.

"Yeah, that's probably a fair statement, I was pretty shocked," he said. "But they had their reasons and we'll move on.

"They gave me reasons that I wasn't playing...they'll stay between us."

Maxwell has now scored 841 runs at an average of 64.69 for Victoria since the start of 2014, with two centuries and six fifties.

He suggested his numbers are fairly self-explanatory, batting off talk of inconsistency.

"I think my first class record has always pretty much shown for itself," he said.

"I think those numbers probably speak for themselves. If they don't think that's consistent I think we've probably got differing thoughts on consistency, I suppose."

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