Best 'fiction' story of the year: KXIP players trash reports of Shaun Marsh's fight with teammate

As if they did not have enough problems in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), the struggling Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) have been hit by another controversy, this time involving Australian batsman Shaun Marsh.

According to a report on Deccan Chronicle, it was a fight with an unnamed team-mate that led to Marsh's exit from the remainder of the ninth edition of the cash-rich league, and not back niggles as stated by the team management.

File picture of Shaun Marsh. BCCI

File picture of Shaun Marsh. BCCI

The report further added that the KXIP camp is a divided one, with the Indian players of the Chandigarh-based franchise "forming a clique of their own, led presumably by (Murali) Vijay." It also suggested that the captaincy transfer from David Miller to Vijay was connected to Marsh's 'exit'.

Marsh's KXIP team-mates though, reacted angrily to the reports. Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell termed the reports "rubbish". Other team members too took to social media to dismiss rumours. South Africa's Kyle Abbott and David Miller, lambasted the reporter asking him to get his facts right.







Marsh was ruled out of the IPL due to a back injury earlier this month. He was reported to have picked up a back problem during the 19 April clash against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), although he went on to represent his side in a couple of more games.

The allegations follow reports of a spat between KXIP co-owner Preity Zinta and coach Sanjay Bangar. According to a report on Mumbai Mirror, Zinta had stormed to the dugout, and lashed out at Bangar and hurled the choicest of expletives in front of players and support staff following their one-run loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Mohali. Both Zinta and Bangar, however, denied the reports, and took to Facebook to clarify the situation.

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Updated Date: May 13, 2016 20:31:11 IST

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