Justin Langer denies rumors of a breach among Australian players. Justin Langer denies rumors of a breach among Australian players.
Former Australian head coach Justin Langer made headlines. When he chastised his players for not challenging him directly during his coaching tenure. However, the former Australian opener has reversed his position and stated that he has a close relationship with the Australian players and has no beef with them.
Langer made news earlier this week when calling some Australian players as cowards. A swipe at current Test and ODI captain Pat Cummins. The former Australian cricketer felt betrayed because the players voiced their dissatisfaction with his coaching methods in the press rather than addressing him directly.
His remarks irritated Cricket Australia’s chief executive Nick Hockley. Who backed the Australian players, claiming that Langer had received official and informed criticism on his demanding teaching techniques. In a recent statement. The 52-year-old essentially ended the rumored feud with Cummins by exposing his good relationship with the Australian athletes.
“Some of this is sheer nonsense.” I have enormous respect for Patty Cummins; he’s a fantastic player and an amazing person being, so any notion that we’re at odds is just false. If you listen to the podcast, you’ll hear me thank Pat, Finchy, and Tim Paine for providing input. “I called with Patty on Monday, and we had a long conversation about how the team was doing. How he was doing, and how his family was doing,” Langer stated to Channel 7.
I loved my four years as coach of Australia: Langer
The previous head coach led Australia to their first T20 World Cup victory last year but resigned when the CA gave him a four-month contract. He added that he kept in touch with the players even after his leave earlier this year and enjoyed every minute of his coaching tenure.
“I got birthday texts from all the lads two days prior.” Since I left the squad, I’ve kept in touch with all of these lads. I had a fantastic four years as Australia’s coach; it didn’t finish as I would have liked, but that’s life, that’s the business, and it’s a harsh profession,” Langer continued.