<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="image_20130818180020" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130818180020.jpg" title="image_20130818180020" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Monty Panesar was recently in the news for urinating in public at a nightclub in Brighton © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Aug 18, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/England/post" target="_blank">England</a> spinner <a href="/tags/Monty-Panesar/post" target="_blank">Monty Panesar</a>'s marriage with pharmacist wife Gursharan Rattan has finally ended after a bitter divorce battle, according to media reports.<br /> <br /> The 31-year-old spinner, who was recently in news for getting arrested for drunken misbehaviour and urinating in public, had managed to keep his separation from his wife a secret and their divorce was finalised only recently.<br /> <br /> Monty was dropped from the Ashes series as a result of poor form, which is now being linked to his personal turmoil.<br /> <br /> "Monty was devastated by the breakdown of his marriage and is still coming to terms with his recent divorce. His personal struggles have been a direct result of that," The 'Sunday Mirror' quoted a source as saying.<br /> <br /> A spokesperson for the sportsman confirmed the divorced.<br /> <br /> Friends said he blamed his wife's family for making their marriage "increasingly difficult."<br /> <br /> Monty married Gursharan three years ago in a traditional Sikh ceremony. The Luton-born player had praised her for the "greater stability" she gave him during the early days of his successful England career.<br /> <br /> Earlier this month, Monty was <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Monty-Panesar-fined-for-urinating-in-public/29723" target="_blank">thrown out of Brighton's Shoosh Club</a> after he reportedly hassled a group of women. He then urinated onto the doormen of the club before running off.<br /> <br /> Monty, who is studying for a sports science master's degree, could face the sacking this week from his county team Sussex which has been investigating the incident. But his former club Northamptonshire could offer him a lifeline to rebuild his shattered career.