Pat Cummins has been noticed out for lunch at Bronte Seashore after Justin Langer lobbed explosive accusations on the “cowards” who leaked their discontent to the media.
Cummins, who had taken over as Check skipper final summer season and has since develop into the one-day captain, was seen as one of many catalysts for Langer’s exit from the crew, having refused to publicly again the previous Check opener.
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On the time, Cummins artfully dodged questions, earlier than Langer refused to signal an virtually offensive six-month contract supply from Cricket Australia, which might have taken him to the top of the T20 World Cup in Australia.
Cummins mentioned in an announcement following Langer’s departure: “To be higher gamers for Australia, from this stable basis, we want a brand new type of teaching and talent set.”
It sparked intense backlash together with Mitchell Johnson branding Cummins “gutless” amid a storm of criticism in February.
Nonetheless, earlier this week, Langer spoke about his unceremonious exit with the BackChat Podcast, lashing “cowards” who leaked in opposition to him and taking particular goal at Cummins.
“I spoke to Pat Cummins. He mentioned to me about 5 instances, ‘This could be brutally trustworthy.’ I mentioned, ‘Pat, there may be nothing brutal about your suggestions. What’s brutal is I’m listening to it behind my again by the media or by sources.’ Nobody’s telling me. Inform me,” he mentioned.
Langer additionally acknowledged he had offered to the Cricket Australia board thrice throughout his tenure and alluded to an absence of suggestions inside the sport.
Cricket Australia boss Nick Hockley denied the accusations.
Cummins seemed drained and pressured within the picture taken at lunch however exterior of the Langer drama there may be loads happening in his life.
There are further duties having simply taken over the captaincy of the ODI crew, whereas his daughter has additionally simply had her first birthday.
Cummins additionally introduced earlier this month he wouldn’t play within the 2023 Indian Premier League forward of a stacked worldwide schedule which incorporates as much as 15 Check matches amid a tour to India, an Ashes after which an ODI World Cup.
Add within the Langer drama and there’s no marvel he’s wanting drained.
The primary Check of the summer season additionally begins on November 30 in opposition to the West Indies.