Australia white-ball captain Aaron Finch is unhappy about the internal reports emerging of players not happy with Justin Langer’s coaching style. He termed the events as sad and disappointing. Reports of a possible rift between Langer and the players emerged after Australia’s bitter loss against India at the Gabba.
Australia limited overs skipper Aaron Finch was asked to shed light on the matter and the batter said the team environment is partially to be blamed about the Langer controversy.
“There’s always tension when results don’t go your way in all sports,” Finch said on SEN radio. “Wins and losses are what count. I think anytime that doesn’t happen, that all gets amplified. It’s just one of those things. It’s disappointing that things are coming to the front the way that they are, that’s never ideal. It’s just one of those things that keeps popping up, which is disappointing.”
Speculations were doing rounds that Langer may be replaced as the coach owing to his hard style of coaching. However, Cricket Australia (CA) released a statement and sided with Langer saying Australia have achieved tremendous success under the former opener.
“He is contracted as Head Coach through to the middle of next year with the focus now on a successful T20 World Cup campaign followed by the home Ashes defence in what is one of the most anticipated Series and summers of cricket in Australia for many years,” CA said in a press release.
“Like many in the community and around the world, the team has had an extremely disruptive and challenging 18 months during the pandemic. Despite those challenges, the side has had great success in One-Day, Test, and T20 cricket, when all players were available. Justin, his coaching staff, and the leaders within the team have an equally important part to play in ensuring a successful summer ahead for the Australian cricket team,” the statement’s last part read.