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Mitchell Johnson tells why Justin Langer stepped down

Mitchell Johnson tells why Justin Langer stepped down

Justin Langer’s retirement as a head coach of Cricket Australia (CA) has been the point of talking over a day. He stepped down on 5th February with an immediate effect denying the short-term extension of six months in his role. Mitchell Johnson, the former Australian pacer, has lashed out at the team’s skipper Pat Cummins for not standing in favour of the retired head coach.

Mitchell says that undoubtedly Cummins has been praised as a cricketing giant since he took charge of red-ball captaincy but he has failed as a captain despite bowling well on the field.

why did Justin Langer step down? Tells Mitchell Johnson

While talking to Fox Sports, Mitchell stated,

“Pat Cummins has been lauded as some type of cricketing saint since his elevation to the top job this summer. Cummins might have delivered with the ball during the Ashes series, but he has failed his first big test as captain pretty miserably,” 

The former cricketer opined that Cummins did not want Langer to continue as the captain never stood up for him despite having multiple opportunities.

“He had plenty of public opportunities to endorse an extension for Langer. So when he let it through to the keeper every time, it became pretty obvious he didn’t want it to happen,”

He continued saying Cummins was disrespectful towards the coach and wanted one of his choices. He quoted that the Australian red-ball skipper has an agenda behind whatever happened.

“Cummins holds a lot of power and must have been central to what’s happened. He’s clearly had an agenda to get in a coach he wants. His recent interviews have been gutless by not respecting his coach when he could have been upfront from the start,”

The Australian cricket team will next be seen on the field when they take on the Sri Lankan side in a five-match T20I series that will begin on 11th February 2022.

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