Gone are those days when Cricket Australia ruled the cricketing world with their majestic style of play. However, of late, especially, after the ball-tampering saga, the level of cricket hit the downside bar thus asking for a whole new turnaround. However, in the new phase, they started it in an astounding way by displaying great spirit against Pakistan. Meanwhile, the chief head coach Justin Langer is proud of his boys.
The marathon knock by Usman Khawaja and the great fight by the skipper Tim Paine to negotiate the loss against Pakistan was exceptional. They stole the game from the pockets of Pakistan on the other day at Dubai.
We got to keep making Australians proud – Justin Langer
Since taking up the new role, Justin Langer is pretty vocal, saying the team will be playing by taking a lot of pride in representing the nation. He added they will keep on continuing the same till the last moment of the game.
Justing Langer stressed the same in the press conference after saving the Test in a dramatic way. The classy former player also spoke on the value of the strong opening partnership for the team.
“You guys know that I’m being consistent saying this, win or lose we’ve got to keep making Australians proud of how we go about our business,” Justin Langer said after the fine game against Pakistan at Dubai.
“We’ll talk about the good news story first and that’s Aaron Finch, again I’m so pumped for him. One thing I know in great teams is not just preparation and good spirit, but one of the main building blocks is a really strong opening partnership,” he added to his lines.
You got to have a game plan – Justin Langer
Further, he spoke about his love for the left-handed batsman and their importance in the game. Justin Langer added a particular player needs to have the strong plan before approaching the game in the middle.
“We just talked about as a left-hander… I’m a batting tragic. I love it. I’ve got a batting coach Hickey, he’s a great bloke but every now and then I just like to get my hands dirty. I love talking about batting and especially left-handers,” he added.
”We’re different breed left-handers, we’ve got to get our eyes that way… but anyway… but just recognise you’ve got to have a game plan. They had to recognise that the rough is going to play a part in the game and then work out how you’re going to play it,” he concluded.
However, it was a great day at the office for Australia on the final day of the first Test against Pakistan. All in all, the first step has come out in a positive way for the new setup.