Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh set to miss start of Test summer after PUNCHING a wall in frustration... as he admits Justin Langer called him to 'tell me I'm an idiot, basically'

Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Author 2019-10-15 11:50:00

Mitchell Marsh is set to miss the start of Australia's Test summer after punching a wall in frustration while on club duty.

The all-rounder, who took 5-46 in the first innings of the fifth Test against England, was dismissed in a Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania on Sunday and took his frustration out immediately afterwards.

The Western Australia star insisted the angry episode was 'uncharacteristic' and wouldn't happen again when he spoke to the media.  

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Mitchell Marsh walks off after being dismissed on Sunday; shortly after, he punched a wall

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Marsh is captain of Western Australia, but is now set to miss up to six weeks with a broken hand

'Sometimes you get beaten, sometimes you get out, and you can't be punching walls,' he said.

'It's a good lesson for me, hopefully it's a good lesson for other people as well.'

Marsh was wearing his gloves when he punched the wall and he broke his hand, leaving him sidelined for four to six weeks.

Australia's first Test match of their summer begins on November 21 against Pakistan, which Marsh is likely to miss.  

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Marsh took five wickets in the first innings of the fifth Ashes Test against England a month ago

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Marsh admitted that Australia coach Justin Langer had called him an 'idiot' in the aftermath

'It's pretty uncharacteristic of me to want to punch a wall. I'm a pretty easygoing sort of bloke,' the Western Australia captain said.

'The point I wanted to stress to the lads [was] that I was really sorry and it's not an example I wanted to be setting.'

Marsh also confirmed that Australia's head coach Justin Langer had called him in the aftermath, 'to tell me I'm an idiot, basically'. 

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