“Absolute garbage load”: Australia trainer Justin Langer furiously defends Steve Smith against fraudulent allegations and supports Captain Tim Paine despite his “d *** head” sled … and says her behavior is “what great test is about Cricket goes “.
- Tim Paine has been criticized by Ravichandran Ashwin for abusive tobogganing
- Steve Smith was also charged with attempting to wipe out Rishabh Pant’s guard
- Australian coach Justin Langer supported the character of his two players
- Langer says Smith is “quirky” and things like that are only part of his game
The Australian coach Justin Langer has fought against the critics of the aggressive approach of his Australian team, its captain Tim Paine and star batsman Steve Smith.
Langer endorsed Tim Paine’s leadership, describing Smith’s criticism as “absolute rubbish” after the batsman was exposed to allegations of skill in the third Test against India.
Skipper Paine was under fire by former players and pundits for ravichandran Ashwin’s abusive sled as the Indian weirdo competed at the Sydney Cricket Ground on the tense final day of the draw.
Paine, who was given the task of restoring the team’s credibility after the Sandpapergate fiasco in Cape Town in 2018, was heard calling the Indian Ravichandran Ashwin “d *** head”.
Australia coach Justin Langer (left) has no word against Tim Paine (right)
Langer said Paine, who apologized for his behavior on Tuesday, fell short of the team’s standards in Sydney but had barely lost a hair in nearly three years leading the team.
“I have faith in Tim Paine. You have no idea how much trust I have in Tim Paine, ”Langer told reporters on Wednesday.
‘He’s been brilliant as an Australian captain in everything he does.
‘He’s had a frustrating day. We sure have to loosen it up a bit.
“(He is) an outstanding leader and will be for some time … He has my 100 percent support.”
Known as one of the most ardent and combative cricketers on Australia’s largest team, led by Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting in the 1990s and 2000s, Langer insisted that verbal intimidation – synonymous with these sites – was an integral part of test cricket is.
He added, “People get under each other’s skin, don’t they? This is what great test cricket is about. ‘
Paine had an exchange with Ashwin that was picked up by the blunt microphone
Paine (left) collided with Indian batsman Ravi Ashwin (right) during the bad-tempered third test
Smith came under scrutiny after footage from the Sydney stump camera showed him pulling his boot over the flap as Australia tried to exterminate India on day five.
Former players accused him of trying to clear Rishabh Pant’s guard, but Smith said he was just marking the center as he normally would if he hit.
Langer rejected any suggestion that Smith looked for an advantage.
“I literally can’t believe any of the rubbish I’ve read about Steve Smith. Total garbage load, ”he said.
“The wicket was so flat and it was like concrete. It would take 15 inch spikes to make an incision in the fold.
He added, “Anyone who suggests doing something unusual for a millisecond is far from the line.
“When someone knows Steve Smith, he’s a bit quirky and we’ve all laughed about it for the past few years.
‘Give me a break.’
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