AUS vs IND 1st Test: Justin Langer rebuffs Tendulkar criticism of defensive batting


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Coach Justin Langer Saturday repelled analysis from Sachin Tendulkar that Australia’s batting was excessively guarded, and whined that if his group commended like Virat Kohli they would be viewed as “the most exceedingly terrible guys on the planet”.

Australia finished day two of the opening Test against India in Adelaide on Friday 191-7, with just Travis Head offering some genuine resistence.

Hotshot Tendulkar tweeted that “the guarded outlook by the Australian batsmen at home is something I’ve not seen before as far as I can tell”.

Langer advised his players not to give the sledge a chance to get under their skin, and said it was an alternate period when Tendulkar played against Australia, who at that point helped an undeniably progressively experienced line-up.

“The groups that Sachin would have played against begun with Allan Border and David Boon, and Steve Waugh and Mark Waugh, and Ricky Ponting,” he revealed to Fox Sports.

“Folks that had extraordinary Test coordinate understanding and they knew their amusement, were agreeable in their very own skin and they comprehended what’s in store.

“Though we have a group right now who are exceptionally unpracticed in Test coordinate cricket, especially our batting side.”

He included that his group was “warding their posteriors off”.

“We must be tolerant with them. You can’t give these folks 30 or 50 matches of Test coordinate understanding. They need to gain it.”

In the wake of a searing survey into the ball-altering this year, which hammered the group for its win-no matter what culture, Australia is likewise cognizant that it needs to condition its scandalous grating frame of mind.

Langer yielded their conduct was under investigation in Adelaide, where confrontational and vocal Indian captain Virat Kohli has excitedly observed Australian wickets.

He said there was an almost negligible difference among festivity and going over the best and if his group acted like Kohli in the present condition “we’d be the most exceedingly terrible guys on the planet”.

“It’s a scarcely discernible difference, would it say it isn’t? That is reality of it. Yet, I adore seeing the energy,” said Langer.


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