Aussie batsman Glenn Maxwell has revealed his hurt and anger after allegations of match fixing tarnished one of the most glorious moments in his career.
The talented batsman blasted a career high 104 runs against India in 2017 to announce himself as a more than capable Test batsman, and become just the second Australian to score a century across all three formats of the game.
However that incredible achievement was soon overshadowed by allegations of match fixing from news network Al Jazeera.
Match footage from the Al Jazeera documentary into corruption in sport suggested the T20 star was the man at the centre of the controversy.
“I was shocked. I was a bit hurt by it as well,” Maxwell said on SEN Radio.
“To have these allegations about your involvement in a game where you’ve only got happy memories, great memories.
“I still remember the feeling after hugging Steve Smith after getting my maiden Test hundred. To have that tarnished by these allegations was pretty devastating. Obviously there’s absolutely no truth to it whatsoever.
“It was 100 per cent unfair, to tarnish one of the best moments of my career was pretty brutal. The only thing they could have done worse was tarnish that  World Cup win. They’re two of the best moments of my career.
“I’d just finally got back in the Test side – I’d worked my absolute backside off…to say I’d do anything to ruin that would be absolutely ridiculous.
“They didn’t mention any specific names but did basically say the time of the game, which was my involvement.
“You could see it was the gear that I was using, and there wasn’t anyone else using that gear in that game. That was certainly very hard to take.”
Moreover, Maxwell has insisted he has always declared any suspicious activity to authorities, particularly during his time in the IPL.
“I’ve been very honest with [anti-corruption officers] the whole way through with the IPL,” he said.
“If I’ve ever seen anything untoward I always sat down with them, had a long coffee and just talked about everything to make sure nothing ever, ever comes back to me.
“If there’s anything slightly amiss, I always give them a call and make sure they have every bit of evidence they can possibly have. There’s some things you see in the game of cricket where you’re always just a little bit unsure.”