'Brats Who Can't Accept They Were Outplayed' - Sunil Gavaskar Slams Australia for Blaming Justin Langer

Former India batsman Sunil Gavaskar slammed Australia’s gamers for blaming coach Justin Langer’s ‘depth and keenness’ for his or her 2-1 sequence loss to India within the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

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There have been studies {that a} part of Australia’s gamers have been sad with Langer’s strategies, which Gavaskar stated did not mirror too properly on the group.

“The leaks to the media about Langer truly displays badly on the Australian group because it portrays them as brats who cannot settle for they have been outplayed and so have to shift the blame elsewhere,” Gavaskar wrote in a column for Mid-day.

“Tales planted within the media by the gamers or their brokers or managers are making out that it was Langer’s depth and keenness that had the gamers beneath stress and so affected their sport. That is utter garbage as as soon as the gamers are out on the sphere, the coach can do nothing and the gamers themselves have to seek out the solutions to the questions requested by the opposition.”

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Gavaskar stated the one factor Langer might need obtained mistaken was the choice to bat first within the second Take a look at in Melbourne.

“The one factor that they might probably pin on the coach and the advisory group is the choice to bat first within the Melbourne Take a look at match.

“Whether or not that was solely the captain and senior gamers’ determination to bat first  or whether or not it was one which the coach Langer inspired Tim Paine to take shouldn’t be recognized however other than that risk, the Australians have no person else responsible than themselves.”

In the meantime, Steve Smith had thrown his weight behind Langer.

“Completely, I believe he is (Langer) carried out a terrific job over the past couple of years, I wasn’t there the primary yr, however since I have been again I believe he is carried out an excellent job,” ESPNCricinfo quoted Smith as saying.

“He all the time desires to get higher and that is all you possibly can ask of anybody within the setup, whether or not it’s a participant or a coach, so long as you are striving to enhance day-after-day, then that is all you possibly can ask.

“That sort of factor [split coaching] has been floated for some time for various codecs and completely different groups and issues like that around the globe, not simply Australia, so I believe it would be fascinating.

“However Justin’s obtained my full assist in the meanwhile, I believe he is doing a terrific job and he has carried out for a number of years, and I am unable to see it altering anytime quickly.”


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