Justin langer opens to ‘dual standards’ after Virat Kohli’s tough mood on Australia tour | Cricket Live
Cricket Live – In a freshly released documentation series, Australia head coach Justin langer explained, how his team managed a tour India team led by Virat Kohli as a banter-filled test series in 2018-19.
Australia’s head coach Justin langer said Virat Kohli on-field antics triggered a reaction in the changing room in the underworld 2018-19 during his India tour but was unable to express it following the host ball-tampering scandal.
Cricket Australia had guidelines and had concentrated on cultural change after its fame was tainted by the ball-tampering scandal. Steve Smith and David Warner were handed a 1-year ban after they were found guilty of tampering with a cricket ball in South Africa along with Cameron Bancroft.
Justin langer took over as head coach soon after Darren Lehman stepped in after the notorious scandal. Langer’s main task was to create a culture in the team that returns the legacy of Australian cricket.
India came at a turning point in the test series 2018-19 as all eyes were on Australia’s team’s reaction after the ball-tampering saga.
However, Virat Kohli continued to go with his inner face attitude as India had won a historic 2-1 series win with Tim Paine’s Australia out in all areas of the game.
“I miss that afternoon (feeling) like a punching bag. Langer said in amazon’s documentary ‘the test’ we can’t fight back because it felt like we had a hand behind our back and we just have to take it.
“You should realize the double standard in the way their captains are running and we have to be careful. Imagine if we treated 2 out of 10 for it, “he said.
Justin langer can also be seen in the dressing room, he asked his team to identify the difference between abuse and banter and stick to their colleagues.
“There is a difference between abuse and banter. No room to abuse. We don’t have to abuse him but the banter is where you stand for your partner.”
Four days after the second test in Perth, Kohli and his Australian counterpart Tim Paine were involved in the oral spat. At that time Paine thought he was quite.
“I just had a lot of coffee and thought you’d have to stand up for yourself and your colleagues too and that was one of the reasons I thought, ‘no, I’m the captain, it’s my turn, I have to stand up and show him that we’re here for a fight,” said Paine.
Virat Kohli joined Australia players with banters in a 4-match series. Even wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh pant was on it, constantly grabbing Australia players from behind the stumps.
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