New Delhi: At a time they should be toiling day in day out at the nets, several of Kings XI Punjab batsmen are refusing to turn up at the nets.
Speaking to cricket.com.au, KXIP pacer Mitchell Johnson revealed that he is having a go at his team-mates since he has been benched for quite some time now.
"Some of the net sessions I've been bowling I've had guys not come into my net because I've been pretty fired up," the 34-year-old said.
While Punjab have played ten matches so far, Johnson has appeared in just three of them as a result of his poor form.
Johnson also revealed how those who turned up at the nets bore the brunt of his fearsome bowling.
"I hit 'Maxi' (Australian teammate Glenn Maxwell) in the thumb in Hyderabad. "I actually told him not to come into my net because I had just been told I got dropped.
"I said 'don't come into my net, mate, I'm not in the mood.' No-one else was coming into the net and he came in, I had just bowled to one of our young guys, Manan Vohra, who I gave an absolute barrage to.
Murali Vijay and his boys are wobbling at the bottom in the points table for a second successive season.
With just three wins from ten matches, it remains to be seen whether team management will pick Johnson for today's game vs Mumbai Indians.