The situation at the moment is very tough but I am confident that I will become a better coach from it: Justin Langer
Justin Langer added that once Australia starts winning, all the talks will die down.
Updated - Aug 30, 2021 1:04 pm
Justin Langer has not had a good time in recent months as the Head Coach of the Australian cricket team. The Australian side suffered crushing defeats against both West Indies and Bangladesh in their last two T20I series.
In both the series, Australia was hammered by a margin of 1-4. And, this does not augur well for the kangaroos with the T20 World Cup less than two months away. And now, Langer has revealed that he is looking back to his playing days when he was dropped from the Australian side.
Stating that he had thought that those were the worst days of his life, Langer added that those experiences have made him stronger and better.
“I look back at 1993, 1998, and 2001 when I was dropped from the Australian team. I was devastated when they happened and thought they were amongst the worst times in my life. Yet I look back on them now and realize that those experiences, as gutting as they were at the time, made me stronger and better as a player,” said Langer to a Western Australian newspaper.
When you are losing, the finger-pointing starts, and people look for excuses: Justin Langer
Justin Langer further added that the situation that he is finding himself in at the moment is a tough one, and he is confident that he has become a better coach due to this current experience that he is going through.
Stating that everybody is happy when the team is winning, Langer added that the finger-pointing starts only when the side is losing, as people start looking for excuses.
“The situation at the moment is very tough but I am confident that I will become a better coach from it. We all got a lot off our chests. I think we are all in a better place now. When you win, everyone is happy and gets on with things but when you are losing, that is when the finger-pointing starts, and people look for excuses,” said Langer.
Langer added that even though the kangaroos have endured a rough time in recent months, the Aussies won The Ashes not so long ago, and were even ranked as the No.1 side in Test and T20I cricket. The Aussie Head Coach concluded by stating that once Australia starts winning, all the talks will die down.
“We have had a rough trot in recent times but we retained the Ashes only a little while ago and were ranked No.1 in Test and T20 cricket not that long ago. Get back to winning and you won’t hear about anything else,” concluded Langer.