Hurt-like-hell Rodney Marsh refuses to believe that wives and girlfriends had anything to do with Australia's abject failure in the Ashes 2015. The urn conceded to arch-rivals England, the Australians are trying to find the real reason for defeat even as reports of team disunity triggered by wives of seniors players have done the rounds.
Australia relinquished the Ashes after defeat by an innings and 78 runs at Trent Bridge on Saturday, going 3-1 down in the five-Test series. Michael Clarke promptly decided to quit at the end of the series and the skipper was particularly dismissive of the claim the presence of players' wives and girlfriends had been a distraction.
"That's absolute garbage," he said. "I'll give back 10 of my Test 100s if it wasn't for my beautiful wife. I'd be half the player I was without her." (Full report)
Beleaguered Clarke has found support from chief selector Marsh.
Well, what do you want? Do you want divorces? Do you want players unhappy?
-asked Marsh as Australia got ready for their three-day tour match in Northampton from Friday.
Source : NDTV Sports