Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has praised Australian Test skipper Pat Cummins for the way he has handled all the talks regarding the resignation of Justin Langer as Australia head coach. Vaughan said that Cummins handled everything with empathy while being questioned on the same by the press.
Talking to reporters during a press conference on Wednesday, Pat Cummins said that Langer should not be surprised by the feedback that he has received from the players and the support staff. Michael Vaughan in return has said that Cummins has shown how clear he was in his words about Langer.
Pat Cummins Has Exactly Shown How To Do It: Michael Vaughan
“Pat Cummins inside 4 months as a Captain has shown exactly how to do it … Today’s press conference was a masterclass in delivering empathy with clarity to why things have happened … he just knows how to do it,” tweeted Vaughan.
Pat Cummins inside 4 months as a Captain has shown exactly how to do it … Todays press conference was a masterclass in delivering empathy with clarity to why things have happened … he just knows how to do it … 👍
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 9, 2022
Speaking more about Justin Langer’s role with the side, Pat Cummins aid that he has done a great job with the Australian team for the last two years and deserves a lot of credit for that.
However, he further said that the management felt that this was the right time for a change in the coaching method. Langer took over after the infamous Sandpapergate scandal and worked behind the scenes to change the team’s outlook towards cricket and opposition teams.
“I think he tweaked and changed quite a bit. He deserves a lot of credit for that. I think the question then became do we think that it’s sustainable. We thought it is the right time to make a change. I think some of these skill sets are perhaps a little bit different to perhaps his traditional coaching style,” Cummins had told reporters on Wednesday.
“I think he tweaked his coaching style in the last six months and did a really good job, but we think now is the right time for a different direction. It’s a matter of opinion but we think it’s the right one. I don’t think he should be surprised though, it’s been two years of evaluation. I don’t think there’s any big surprise,” he added.
Not long ago had Michael Vaughan had said that England should now target Langer as their next head coach with Chris Silverwood removed from his position.
“He’d take all that information to make sure that in 2023, Australia go on to win the Ashes convincingly in English conditions because they’ve got the squad and the mentality around the group with Justin’s kind of leadership to go on and do so. But if you don’t want him, yeah, we’ll have him” Vaughan had said.