Former Aussie cricketers have slammed the national players for not backing Justin Langer as Australia’s chief coach.
Langer, who led Australia to win in ICC T20 World Cup and the Ashes, stepped down as Australia coach on Saturday.
“If he was waiting for the current Australian cricket team to be presenting a face of care, I dare say they won’t be, and that’s, to me, the real sadness around this,” an emotional Matthew Hayden told ABC Sport.
Hayden was critical of Pat Cummins, who had spoken against Langer’s coaching style last year.
“The writing was on the wall, and I would have put my whole life’s savings on him,” he said.
Mitchell Johnson also spoke against the treatment meted out to one of the legendary players.
“It is disrespectful & very disappointing how a great person in Justin Langer, a great icon of the game, has been treated is an absolute mess! It doesn’t instill confidence in any future coach of the Australian cricket team if this is the way of the future.”