Justin Langer admits to being “hurt” and “confused” by criticism of his style, but Australia’s cricket mentor concedes he’s not yet a “great coach”.
Preparing his team for the first of five T20 matches against the West Indies in St Lucia on Saturday, Langer said he was shocked by reports of “brutal feedback” from his players.
He addressed matters with his team at a recent Gold Coast camp and left the two-day gathering “feeling like Superman”.
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“Everyone’s absolutely flying at the moment – there’s a great spirit over here,” Langer said.
However, while Langer admitted he was far from the finished product as a coach, he was taken aback by sudden criticism of his methods.
“If I’m completely honest, I was really hurt by some of it,” he said.