Justin Langer denies claims that he and Australian players are at odds. – ‘I was actually praising Pat, Finchy, and Tim Paine’. Earlier this week, Langer expressed his dissatisfaction with the Australian players.
After criticizing the Australian players for not immediately challenging him during his coaching tenure. Former Australian head coach Justin Langer stirred up some media attention. The former Australian opener has now changed his mind and apologized for his comments. Claiming he is friends with the Australian players and doesn’t have anything against them.
In an apparent barb at current Test and ODI captain Pat Cummins, Langer gained attention this week for labelling certain Australian players cowards. The players’ decision to criticize his coaching techniques in the media rather than in person prompted. The former Australian cricketer to believe they had been mislead.
Langer was criticize for his tough teaching methods by Nick Hockley. Chief executive of Cricket Australia, who defended the Australian players and said Langer had received official and knowledgeable advice. The 52 year old has virtually put an end to the supposed dispute with Cummins after revealing in a recent remark that he gets along well with the Australian players.
Justin Langer said – “I loved my four years as coach of Australia”
“Some of this is complete and utter rubbish. I have so much respect for Patty Cummins; he’s a brilliant player and an outstanding human being, so any thought that there is a war (between) us could not be further from the truth. If you listen to the podcast, I was actually praising Pat, Finchy, and Tim Paine for giving the feedback. Ironically, I spoke to Patty on Monday, and we had a long talk on how the team was going, how he’s going, and how his family’s going,”Langer said.
The previous head coach led Australia to their first-ever T20 World Cup victory last year but left the post after the CA offered him a four month deal. He disclosed that he had maintained touch with the players even after leaving earlier this year and that he had enjoyed every minute of his time as a coach.
“Two days before, I got birthday messages from all the boys. I’ve been in touch with all these boys ever since I left the team. I loved my four years as coach of Australia; it was brilliant; it didn’t end as I would have liked, but that’s life, that’s the business, and it’s a tough business,”Langer added.