Mitchell Johnson slams Pat Cummins after Justin Langer’s exit

Justin Langer

Justin Langer’s exit has been the talking point in Australian cricket. Langer stepped down as the head coach of the Australian cricket team with immediate effect on 5th February 2022. And now, former Australian pace bowler Mitchell Johnson has slammed Test skipper Pat Cummins for failing to stand up for Langer.

Johnson opined that Cummins has been praised as a ‘cricketing saint’ since he was made the captain of the Test side, but even though he might have delivered on the field with the ball, he has failed his big test as the skipper of the Australian cricket team.

“Pat Cummins has been lauded as some type of cricketing saint since his elevation to the top job this summer. Cummins might have delivered with the ball during the Ashes series, but he has failed his first big test as captain pretty miserably,” stated Johnson as quoted by Fox Sports.

Pat Cummins clearly has an agenda to get the coach he wants: Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Johnson also added that Pat Cummins had plenty of opportunities to stand up for Langer, and opined that it is obvious that Cummins did not want Langer to continue in his role.

“He had plenty of public opportunities to endorse an extension for Langer. So when he let it through to the keeper every time, it became pretty obvious he didn’t want it to happen,” added Johnson.

Adding that Cummins had an agenda in mind to bring in a coach that he wants, Johnson concluded by stating that Cummins has displayed a gutless behaviour and has not respected the head coach of the Australian side.

“Cummins holds a lot of power and must have been central to what’s happened. He’s clearly had an agenda to get in a coach he wants. His recent interviews have been gutless by not respecting his coach when he could have been upfront from the start,” concluded Mitchell Johnson.

The Australian cricket team will next be seen on the field when they take on the Sri Lankan side in a five-match T20I series that will begin on 11th February 2022.