Johnson and Pat Cummins engage in banter over Langer’s Resignation
CRICDOT DESK : At Cummins, he failed his first major test as an Australian captain because he was shy about Justin Langer’s future. Rather than accepting a six-month contract extension, Langer resigned on Saturday, almost four years later as an Australian manager. The reaction of revealed a division between the current player, who remained silent at his departure, and several former teammates who strongly defended Langer.
“Pat Cummins has been welcomed as a cricket saint since taking up a top job this summer,” Johnson wrote in a column in a Western Australian newspaper. From Justin Langer to Gary Kirsten, see the top candidates to replace Chris Silverwood as England’s head coach. He had many public opportunities to help Langer extend. With 105 appearances in Australia between 1993 and 2007,Langer took over the coach of the national team in 2018 following ball handling.
Scandal. His departure on Saturday came just a few weeks after he presided over Australia’s 40-Ash series victory over England. Australia also won the Twenty20 World Cup for the first time under Langer last year, but there are reports of player dissatisfaction with his coaching style. Cummins, a -pace bowler who took over captain from Tim Payne in November, refused to fully support Langer’s continued coaching at a media event on Thursday.
Johnson wrote that if Cummins wanted to get rid of Langer, the captain would have said more frankly.
“His last few interviews have become relentless about despising his coach when he may have been candid from the beginning,” Johnson wrote. Cummins has not responded publicly to criticism.