Mitchell Marsh

Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out for up to six weeks after breaking the middle finger of his right hand by punching a dressing room wall.

The embarrassing incident occurred after he was dismissed against Tasmania on Sunday.

Marsh lashed out after he was caught and bowled for 53 by Jackson Bird on the final day of a drawn Sheffield Shield opener at the WACA.

He vowed never to repeat the rush of blood to the head and faces the prospect of being ruled out of the Test series against Pakistan, beginning on November 21.

“I’ve fractured my middle finger. It’s going to leave me out for about four to six weeks at this stage,” the 27-year-old Western Australia captain was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

“It certainly will be an isolated incident, that’s for sure, and it won’t be happening again.

“It’s a good lesson for me; hopefully, it’s a good lesson for other people as well.

“At the end of the day, it’s a game of cricket.

“Sometimes you get beaten, sometimes you get out, and you can’t be punching walls.

“As a captain, I’ve done a lot of work in setting a good example on and off the field over the last 18 months since I took over.

“This is a small hiccup for me. I said I was disappointed in myself, and it won’t happen again, and it’s not an example I want to be setting not only for my teammates but for everyone here at the WACA and everyone else in cricket,” Marsh added.