Maxwell rubbishes reports of Marsh being sacked for dressing room brawl

Sankha Ghosh / 13 May 2016

All is not well in the Kings XI Punjab dressing room, which makes things even worse for a team already hobbling at the bottom of the table this term.

There were some reports last week which claimed that Australian batsman Shaun Marsh to miss the rest of the season with an injury. But a close source to the Punjab team informed that it was actually a brawl in the dressing room that forced Marsh to leave this year’s IPL.

But Punjab’s Aussie all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has ruled out the possibility of any dressing room brawl, he even took tweeter to criticize the media, specifically Indian outlets for circulating this kind of baseless report.

He tweeted: “Hahaha just saw a report that @shaunmarsh9 was sent home because of a brawl with a KXIP teammate, not because of injury…

“the poor bloke was in agony in the field last game he played, and then this rubbish comes out! “

But according to the source, it was Marsh who threw a punch in the fight with unknown teammates. Soon after that bust-up, David Miller was sacked as the team captain and was replaced by Murali Vijay. The source claims the two incidents might have some connections.

The change in captaincy has already suggested there is some tension growing in among the Kings XI ranks and this new report throws fresh light on the proceedings. There are said to be increasing divisions in the dressing room, as the Indian players have started to create a clique of their own, led by probably Murali Vijay.

Apparently players are not the only ones who are facing questions for the Kings XI Punjab’s poor display this season. With just three wins from as many as 10 matches, the owners have been left red-faced.

Rumours suggest that team’s CEO Fraser Castellino could be shown the door for Punjab’s disastrous campaign. Fraser may have been already in the management’s bad book. He was even told his position with the team will be review just one match into the current season. And now he is most likely on his way out.