Australia’s Men’s Cricket Team Head Coach Justin Langer has made a shocking announcement of stepping down from the Head Coach position and this news has shaken the entire cricketing universe. His Contract with Cricket Australia was about to expire by end of this year and he was offered a short extension with his current contract. Justin Langer Resigns .
But shockingly Langer has rejected the offer from the cricket board and decided to step down from the responsibility. The main reason that everyone is shocked about this is – This particular step from him has come right after a historic 4-0 Ashes series win against England.
Cricket Australia has officially stated that – “The contract extension offered to Justin was the result of a thorough review process that evaluated many factors including future requirements of the team and the upcoming extensive schedule of fixtures,”
“The extension was approved by the CA Board and was put to Justin last night. It included the opportunity to defend the T20 World Cup title in Australia at the end of this year. Justin informed CA this morning he was not accepting the offer and would resign with immediate effect.” – they said.
Langer has taken responsibility back in 2018 and there were many achievements that the Men’s team has achieved during his tenure as Head Coach.
Here are a few achievements for Cricket Australia under Justin Langer:
- In 2019 – Australia was successful in retaining Ashes at England.
- And reaching the World Cup sem-finals in the same year.
- Claimed their 1st T20 World Cup title at UAE.
- Winning Ashes 2021-22 by 4-0 in Australia.
Justin Langer Resigns-
DSEG confirms that our
client Justin Langer has this morning tendered his resignation as coach of the Australian mens cricket team.
The resignation follows a meeting with Cricket Australia last evening. The resignation is effective immediately.
— DSEG (@DSEGWorldwide) February 5, 2022
There were many cricket experts and former players who were truly disappointed after the announcement. Below are a few reactions:
Former Australia spinner Brad Hogg wrote on Twitter – “Disgraceful treatment of Langer. Would love to know what Langer’s KPI’s were when he took over the basket case left from South Africa? He left Australian cricket on top of the world from disaster. Great job mate,”
Australian journalist Alisson Mitchell Tweeted – “It’s a pretty sad situation when the winning Ashes coach has to go. Clash of methods or personalities or both, no one can dispute Justin Langer’s passion for his country or, being from WA, the immense family sacrifices he made in recent times in particular,”
One of Australia’s Prime journalists said – “Well done Justin Langer, very shabby treatment and time to escape the circus,”
One of a British Journalists tweeted – “Langer gone because he’s too hard. Silverwood gone because he’s too soft,” a British journalist tweeted.