Australian Test captain Tim Paine has broken his silence and given his full backing to under-fire coach Justin Langer.
After a week of headlines surrounding the future of Langer, Paine is the first player to come out in full support of Langer, who has come under a barrage of scrutiny in the wake of consecutive series losses to the West Indies and Bangladesh in short-form cricket.
“Certainly tougher for Justin Langer than anyone else (associated with the team).
“It’s been a bit of a shame the last week that a lot of the failings around Australian cricket have been pinned on JL. That’s certainly not the case. We haven’t lived up to our own standards on the field.”
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