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Justin Langer was wrong to leak KL Rahul comments about India

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Last Updated on 4 weeks by Charbel Coorey

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) coach Justin Langer has come for criticism after leaking comments made to him by KL Rahul regarding the Indian cricket team. Speaking on BBC Stumped, Langer revealed why he wouldn’t put his hand up for the India coaching job thanks to Rahul’s comments.

“I know that it’s an all-encompassing role and having done it for four years with the Australian team, it’s exhausting,” Langer said.

“I was talking to KL Rahul and he said, ‘You know, if you think there’s pressure and politics in an IPL team, multiply that by a thousand, [that’s] coaching India. That was a good bit of advice, I guess.”

“It would be an awesome job, but not for me at the moment.”

Opinion: KL Rahul comments to Justin Langer should have remained private

Whether you believe Rahul is right or wrong in his view of the Indian team, it was ultimately a private conversation between he and Langer. For the LSG coach to then make those comments public and name the player in question was out of line.

It would be fascinating to know if Rahul is concerned with the comments going public or not. Rahul himself may see this as a breach of trust and put his relationship with Langer in jeopardy. If he is, there’s every chance he’ll get in contact with Langer and ask for a please explain.

The comments could put Rahul in hot water with those in the Indian hierarchy and harm any future prospects of him getting back into the India team in the future in any format.

“I was talking to KL Rahul and he said, ‘You know, if you think there’s pressure and politics in an IPL team, multiply that by a thousand, [that’s] coaching India. That was a good bit of advice, I guess.”

Justin Langer on KL Rahul

So, what are your thoughts on Langer’s comments? Was it fine to put them out to the public or should he have kept it private?

Langer and fellow Australian Ricky Ponting have put themselves out of the running for the India coaching job. The BCCI confirmed that the role will be available after Rahul Dravid departs following the T20 World Cup. It will run from July 2024 until December 2027 across three formats.

Charbel Coorey
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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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