Left-arm spinner Ashton Agar was back in his element as he grabbed a five-wicket haul in the final against South Australia as Western Australia looked poised to successfully defend their Marsh Cup championship. Although he was unable to get his brother Wes Agar out, he managed to stump Spencer Johnson to secure the 181-run victory, setting up celebrations among the WA players and a sizable crowd of 2700 spectators.
Australian spinner Ashton Agar opens up about the Marsh Cup Final and his departure from India
“I felt I wasn’t bowling as well as I needed to be. It’s a very clear direction for me now to just work on it and improve,” Agar said after the Marsh Cup final as he reflected on his departure from India as quoted by ESPNcricinfo.
“I harbour no ill will or ill feeling at all. I’m very well supported in that (Australian) camp and they’ve kept in constant communication with me, so it’s all in a good place.”
“I’ve been a professional cricketer for ten years now, so I’m far more resilient than when I started. It’s a tough game, it’s a ruthless environment, and that’s how it should be because it’s the pinnacle of the sport,” he added.
Agar will head back to India for the ODI series, and he also stated that.
“I’ve chucked my name in the ring for The Hundred… I would like to play cricket in the winter. But the next big target is the World Cup”, he concluded.