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SportRicky Ponting says Justin Langer's job could not have been tougher

14:51  11 february  2019
14:51  11 february  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Ricky Ponting with Justin Langer in Perth Getty Images. Not only because the pair are such close friends, but also because of the deep empathy and understanding that Ponting holds for difficult task Langer has guiding Australian cricket through an unprecedented phase.

Ricky Ponting says Justin Langer's job could not have been tougher© Getty Images Australia head coach Justin Langer and part-time assistant Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting believes the job "control freak" Justin Langer has faced could not have been any tougher after taking over as Australia head coach in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal.

Langer was named as Darren Lehmann's successor last May, just over a month after Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were banned for their parts in the Newlands debacle which rocked Australian cricket.

Ponting is looking forward to helping ease his former team-mate's workload after being appointed as his assistant for the World Cup in England.

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Justin Lee Langer AM (born 21 November 1970) is an Australian former cricketer and the current coach of the Australian national men’ s cricket team, having been appointed to the role in May 2018. A left-handed batsman

Justin Langer , one of my all time cricket heroes, commits some very questionable sportsmanship here, match referee let " Justin Langer has been luckily cleared of bringing the game into disrepute after an incident during the third Test He could have been fined up to 50% of his match fee if found guilty.

"I think it's been as hard on him as it possibly could be just because of the situation Australian cricket has found itself in with some senior players being out, a lot of changes happening internally," said the former Australia captain.

"Knowing what Justin is like as well, I'm not . . . well I will say it, he's a bit of a control freak. He wants to make sure that everything is exactly how he wants it to be and that's the way it should be as the head coach of the Australian cricket team.

"You should have everything lined up the way you want it. He's just come into the job at a really difficult time.

"That's what makes it even more exciting for me to get in and get my hands dirty and help him out as much as I possibly can. We are great mates. We know each other really well.

"We'll work really well together, I'm sure, if he can put up with me. But no doubt it's been tough, but I think I'll be able to take a bit of that workload away from him when I get involved as well."

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