Australian allrounder Glenn Maxwell has responded emotionally to his name being linked in allegations of match-fixing during a 2017 Test match in India, saying that he was shocked and hurt to learn that an Al-Jazeera documentary had referenced the match in which he scored his maiden Test century.

Al-Jazeera in May released a documentary in which last year s third Test between India and Australia in Ranchi was brought into question for illegal activity, and in the footage it was claimed that two unnamed Australian batsmen were paid to bat slowly during a particular passage of play. However, blurred visuals in the footage indicate that one of the batsmen was Maxwell, which left the Victorian shocked and hurt .

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“I was shocked. I was a bit hurt by it as well. To have these allegations about your involvement in a game where you’ve only got happy memories about it, great memories I still remember the feeling after hugging Steve Smith after getting my maiden Test hundred, Maxwell said in an interview with SEN. “To have that tarnished by these allegations was pretty devastating and obviously there’s absolutely no truth to it whatsoever. It was 100 per cent unfair, to tarnish one of best moments of my career was pretty brutal.

“The only thing they could have done worse was tarnish that World Cup win (in 2015). They’re two of the best moments of my career. To say I’d done anything untoward in that game, when 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.

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“If (the documentary) mentioned any names, they would be taken down pretty heavily, Maxwell said. They didn’t mention any specific names but did basically say the time of the game, which was my involvement, he added. “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.”

Maxwell stated that he had been in touch with anti-corruption officials regarding suspicious activity during the IPL.

“I’ve been very honest with them the whole way through with the IPL. 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, he said. “If there’s anything slightly amiss, I always give them a call and make sure they have every bit of evidence they can possible have.

“There’s some things you see in the game of cricket where you’re always just a little bit unsure. All the things you do hear in the game, and when it comes out later on you go, ‘Oh, I swear I could have noticed that while I was watching it’. It was probably easier when I was captain and I was able to see the way game was going, and the instructions that I was giving players, and the way the game was moving I could actually work it out a little better.

Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland had earlier dismissed the documentary s claims as lacking credible evidence in regards to Australia cricketers, and the board has asked Al Jazeera to submit evidence to the ICC’s anti-corruption investigators.