Justin Langer joins Channel Seven’s commentary panel after declining a coaching position in the BBL. From May 2018 to February 2022, Justin Langer was the head coach of Australia.
Former Australian head coach Justin Langer has reportedly joined Channel Seven’s commentary panel. His duties will begin with Australia’s two-match home Test series against the West Indies in November of this year. Ricky Ponting pursued Langer to coach the Hobart Hurricanes in the BBL. He, however, declined the opportunity. Ponting is the Hobart Hurricanes’ head of strategy.
Langer previously served as Australia’s head coach from May 2018 to February 2022. Until he offer only a six-month contract, which he refused. During his time as Australia’s head coach, the 51-year-old faced conflicts, with some players reportedly dissatisfied with his coaching methods. Langer, on the other hand, was quite successful, helping Australia thrash England 4-0 in the Ashes and win the T20 World Cup 2021 last year.
I am now ecstatic to have the opportunity to comment: Justin Langer
Langer stated that Test cricket has been a passion of his since childhood and that he was excited to join the commentary panel after previously working in the coaching setup. He emphasized the importance of the BBL in his life and expressed excitement about working with the Australian legends on the panel. It should be noted that Channel Seven is only available in Australia, and the commentary is only broadcast there.
“I’ve been playing test cricket since I was a child.” “Having had the privilege of playing and coaching in the Test arena, I am now thrilled to be given the opportunity to commentate on the game I love, with a great company and team at Seven,” Langer was quoted as saying by Cricket.com.au.
“The BBL was also a pivotal part of my life,” he added, “so I am excited to be involved again this summer.” It will be interesting to see Langer’s analysis of the players he coached, as it may reveal a variety of new insights.