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No battle between Pat Cummins and me: Justin Langer clarifies after controversial interview

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Justin Langer has referred to as out reviews which have speculated about his rift with Australia captain Pat Cummins. Langer’s latest podcast spurred controversy the place he referred to as unnamed teammates cowards.

Melbourne,UPDATED: Nov 26, 2022 02:05 IST

File photograph of Justin Langer. (Courtesy: Reuters)

By India Today Web Desk: Former Australia head coach Justin Langer has clarified his stance after media reviews speculated that he was speaking about Australia captain Pat Cummins in his latest podcast. Langer, who referred to as unnamed individuals as cowards who have been leaking dressing room data to the media behind his again.

Australian media didn’t take time to leap on the podcast and speculated that Langer aimed his dig at Pat Cummins, who was and stays an influential member of the crew.

His feedback drew a swift rebuke from Cricket Australia (CA) boss Nick Hockley, who stated the previous Australia batter had unfairly criticised the gamers.

Australian media reported that Langer’s interview had ignited a feud with the crew however the Western Australian stated the reviews have been “rubbish”.

“I spoke to Patty (Cummins) on Monday, we had a long talk about how the team was going, how he’s going, how his family’s going,” Langer stated in an interview with the Seven Network.

“And some of this rubbish is complete and utter rubbish,” he additional added.

“I’ve got so much respect for Patty Cummins, I think he’s a brilliant player, I think he’s an outstanding human being.

“So any thought there’s battle between Patty and I couldn’t be farther from the reality.”

Langer resigned in February after being offered a six-month contract extension, saying he felt he had lost the support of some players and staff, and the CA board.

He will be part of the Seven Network’s commentary team during Australia’s home summer of cricket. The first test starts against West Indies in Perth next week.

“I liked my 4 years of teaching Australia, it was sensible,” he said.

“I’ve been in contact with these guys ever since I ended being within the crew and I can’t await the take a look at match to start out subsequent week, and the rationale I can’t wait is I haven’t seen them.

“I haven’t seen the boys since I completed in February.”

Edited By:

Kingshuk Kusari

Published On:

Nov 26, 2022