Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has vowed to take part in the Indian Premier League (IPL) "until he can't walk anymore".
Maxwell, who played a key role in Australia’s World Cup 2023 triumph, will turn up for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the upcoming IPL 2024 season.
"The IPL will probably be the last tournament I ever play, as I will play the IPL until I can't walk anymore," Maxwell was quoted as saying by Australian Associated Press (AAP) on Wednesday (December 6).
"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," he added.
With the T20 World Cup scheduled to be held in the West Indies and USA in June next year, Maxwell believes Australian cricketers should featured in the IPL to gain experience.
"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."
Australia are aiming to win their second T20 World Cup title in 2024 after clinching the ODI World Cup for the record-extending sixth time last month.
"As soon as we won this World Cup, we all talked about the refocus towards the next one," Maxwell said.
"I'm hoping it's going be a really exciting summer for the BBL, with what is just around the corner. Hopefully a little bit more importance on putting your name up in the headlines for the right reasons and trying to push for those spots," he added.
Maxwell is all set to lead Melbourne Stars in the upcoming Big Bash League, slated to get underway on Thursday (December 7).
(With PTI inputs)