Aaron Finch, Pat Cummins need to give answers to get rid of speculation around Justin Langer says Usman Khawaja
Australia batter Usman Khawaja said that Aaron Finch, the white-ball captain, and Pat Cummins, the Test captain, need to answer some questions to end the speculation regarding Justin Langer exit as coach of the men’s team.
Cricket Australia on Saturday accepted men’s team head coach Justin Langer resignation.
“Justin was offered a short-term extension to his current contract, which sadly he has opted not to accept,” stated an official Cricket Australia release.
After that, many former players including Mitchell Johnson criticized Pat Cummins for not standing up for Langer.
“I think at some stage one of the captains, probably Finchy or Patty will probably have to stand up and answer some questions just to get rid of all the speculation that’s going around and to just put an end to it all,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Khawaja as saying.
“One thing that I do love JL for, what I feel he bought back into Australia was humility. I felt like he brought humility back in the Australian cricket team. You talk about legacy, for me, that’s one thing that he’s left behind. Because I know what we were playing like before he was coach. And I know what we were playing like after he became coach. So I haven’t said that to him yet. So I’m saying it to you guys,” he added.
Langer was appointed as the men’s team coach in 2018. Australia won the T20 World Cup in 2021 and subsequently the Ashes under Langer’s guidance.