Shaun Marsh, the 37 year old Australian batsman admitted to checking his phone in build-up to the ongoing test match at Adelaide between India and Australia. But, it was not because he expected a call up to the test squad, rather it was because of the funny videos that have been doing the rounds on social media.
In the absence of David Warner, Will Pucovski, there were several calls to include Shaun Marsh in the Test squad to face India. “There were certainly no phone calls,” Marsh said. “I probably wasn’t expecting one either, to be honest. There were a few funny videos being thrown around. I got a few from a few of my mates back home, which were quite funny. But there were certainly no phone calls from anyone. I’m purely focused on playing well down here for the [Melbourne] Renegades [in the BBL].”
I think so, yeah: Shaun Marsh on whether his international career was nearing an end
Shaun Marsh has not played an international test cricket match since the last time India toured Australia in 2018-19. Although, the left-hander has not retired from cricket, he has hinted that his days in international cricket might be over.
“I think so, yeah,” he said. “I’m 37 now. I haven’t played for a few years in Test cricket. As I said, I wasn’t expecting a phone call and I’m pretty comfortable with where I’m at. [I’m] trying to play as well as I can for the Renegades for the next six weeks and getting back to WA after that and finishing off the Shield season. I guess that’s where it’s at for me at the moment.”
Shaun Marsh is currently playing the KFC Big Bash League for Melbourne Renegades and will captain the side in the absence of Aaron Finch who has flown back home for a short break.
“I’m excited about it,” Marsh said about his captaincy debut. “It’s obviously going to be a new experience for me. I’ve obviously played a lot of T20 games now, so I’d like to think that I have a lot of experience behind me. But as I’ve said, it’s my first time being in charge out there; but we’ve got a lot of senior players that I’m sure I’ll lean on in this game with Finchy not playing,” he added/