Champion trophy pick Marsh says learnt lesson from 'out of proportion' off-field mistakes

Sydney, May 4 (ANI): Young Australian cricketer Mitchell Marsh, who has been recalled to the squad for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy, has said that he has learnt from his mistakes made off the field, although he said that he felt that his lapses of the past year have been blown out of proportion.

Marsh was sent home from the Centre of Excellence in Brisbane last year for being unfit to train after a big night out, and later was culled from an Australia A team for his part in the Perth Scorchers' off-field escapades at the Champions Trophy, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Admitting that he still has a long way to go before reaching his full potential as a top-order batsman and influential bowler, Marsh, however, said that he believed that he has learnt from his disciplinary problems, and has started making good decisions in the last six months.

Stating that conversations with national coach Mickey Arthur and Western Australia coach Justin Langer have benefited him, the all-rounder said that they have helped him curb his behaviour, adding that Arthur has told him to abide by the high-standards of the team or risk a boot-out.

Marsh, who is playing in the Indian Premier League, further said that he has benefited from Langer's strong work ethic, discipline and the boundaries, adding that he had worked hard in the WA games for which he has been rewarded with a Champions Trophy slot.

However, the young player said that his off-field mistakes have been blown out of proportion, adding that although that he has taken full responsibility for them, he has not changed the way he is around people.

Marsh, who last played for Australia in a Twenty20 international in February last year, has returned from a serious hamstring injury in February this year to highlight his potential with 104 from 96 balls for WA in a Ryobi Cup game against Tasmania, the report added. (ANI)


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