Justin Langer, a former Australian opener who is now the country’s head coach, has been admitted into the Australian cricket hall of fame for his significant contributions to the country’s success via coaching and his batting abilities. His international debut came in 1993 and he went on to amass 7696 runs in 103 Tests, an average of 45.3 runs. He is 51 years old.
Since taking over as head coach of the Australian cricket team after their reputation was devastated by the sandpaper gate incident in 2018, Langer has done an excellent job of repairing the team’s reputation. After leading Australia to their first-ever T20 World Cup title a few months ago, the left-hander was instrumental in the team’s thumping 4-0 victory over England in the previous Ashes series.
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The Chairman of the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame is effusive in his admiration for Langer’s accomplishments.
Justin Langer has been praised as a key element in the success of the Australian squad in recent months, particularly, according to Peter King, Chairman of the Australian Hall of Fame. Langer has also been lauded for his exploits on the field as a player. Due to the disputes that arose during his first few series as a coach, Langer was put under tremendous pressure to maintain a positive connection with his players, but he handled the situation in the best manner he knew how.
“In the history of Australian cricket, Justin’s contributions have spanned four decades. First and foremost as a player, as a member of one of the most successful teams in the history of global cricket. Coached by him, the Australian Men’s Cricket Team has performed well, and the Australian people are very proud of them. As a coach, he came into the post at a time of tremendous need,” according to Peter King, as reported by Cricbuzz
Peter did point out that Langer’s dedication to the success of the Australian cricket team has spanned more than four decades and is anticipated to continue in the foreseeable future. After that, he’ll be heading to Pakistan for a series that will be remembered as a historic one since the Australians haven’t visited the country on the Indian subcontinent since 1998.