Australian Test captain Tim Paine came in at bat for the coach Justin langer after a report suggested his intense management style had left players unhappy.
Langer’s leadership methods were in the spotlight after Australia’s shock defeat in fourth and final test against India, gave the tourists two consecutive test series victories for the first time in their history.
The 50-year-old has been forced to defend his relationship with his players after a Sydney Morning Herald report suggested that Langer’s methods had been lean.
However, Paine jumped in to his coach’s defense, dismissing any allegations of the player’s unrest.
“JL is a passionate guy, especially when it comes to this team and Australian cricket,” Paine said. Sunday telegraph.
“He’s also the guy who throws out the trash and hands over the trash.
“He wears his heart on his sleeve, is tough, fair and sometimes emotional, just like he was as a player and now as a coach.
“You would be worried if it wasn’t.”
Langer also received support from Australia Cricket National Teams manager Ben Oliver, who supported him in managing the ‘politics’ of the dressing room.
“He [Langer] has always set high standards for himself and for the team and this has been a key factor in improving the culture and performance, ”said Oliver The Sydney Morning Herald.
“Justin leads with integrity, passion and great care for his players, staff and the game in general. Undoubted qualities that will continue to hold Australian cricket high.”