Tim Paine expresses disappointment at Mitchell Marsh: The Australian Test captain was unhappy with the all-rounder injuring himself.
During the third match of the ongoing Marsh Sheffield Shield between Western Australia and Tasmania in Perth, Western Australia captain Mitchell Marsh broke his right hand after punching the dressing room wall at the WACA.
It all happened after Marsh was caught and bowled by Tasmania fast bowler Jackson Bird for 53 (85) with the help of nine fours. Perhaps, it was the disappointment of not being able to convert his 21st First-class half-century into a formidable innings which made Marsh indulge in such a gesture.
“He [Justin Langer] just told me I’m an idiot basically. He was disappointed for me. It certainly will be an isolated incident, that’s for sure, and it won’t be happening again,” Marsh was quoted as saying to the reporters after the match.
Tim Paine expresses disappointment at Mitchell Marsh
Apart from Langer, Western Australia coach Adam Voges and Australia Test captain Tim Paine also expressed disappointment at the damage done by Marsh on himself.
“It’s disappointing that any Western Australian player has subjected himself to potentially missing games of cricket because of a moment of madness. Particularly a captain, it’s not appropriate,” Voges said in an interview to 7 News Perth.
Paine, who was playing as a wicket-keeper batsman under Matthew Wade for Tasmania, had witnessed the happenings while being present at the stadium. Much like Langer and Voges, Paine also wasn’t pleased with the 27-year old Marsh.
“It certainly was soar after the game. It looked like it was broken. It’s disappointing. He bowled really well in the fifth [Ashes] Test [at The Oval]. He was batting really well this week. Obviously got a bit frustrated with himself when he got out,” Paine added.
— 7NEWS Perth (@7NewsPerth) October 14, 2019
Other than missing the next few matches of the Sheffield Shield, Marsh might also end up missing the two-match Test series against Pakistan next month.