A day after Langer and Cricket Australia parted ways from each other, the former coach has now penned down a heartfelt resignation letter and has offered an apology if he had come across as ‘too intense’.
Langer also speculated about the rumors that players were not in support of him moving forward and said that he respect the decision of Cricket Australia if they want to take the team in another direction.
“If media reports are correct, several senior players and a couple of support staff don’t support me moving forward, and it is now apparent the CA board, and you Nick, are also keen to see the team move in another direction. I respect that decision.”
Langer was appointed after the 2018 sandpaper scandal in place of Darren Lehmann. The Australian team had ups and downs under Langer’s coaching however the recent winnings of the T20 World cup and Ashes win started speculation that all have become well within the dressing room.
Grateful to leave on a high: Justin Langer
“In terms of ‘going out on a high’, I am blessed to have been a part of a T20 World Cup-winning squad, an Ashes-winning squad, watched the Test team rise to #1 ranked team in the world today, been selected as the Wisden Coach of the Year and been elevated to the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame; all this in the last five months.”I am grateful that today, I am going out on a high.” Langer said.