CricketCaptain Pat Cummins Tries To Bridge The Gap Between Ex-players & Current Team
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Australia’s Test and ODI captain Pat Cummins allegedly spoke with former legend Adam Gilchrist to bridge the gap between current and previous players following the departure of Australia head coach Justin Langer.

From 2018 until the home team won the Ashes 4-0 in early 2022, Langer served as the Australian team’s coach. According to rumours, Langer did not get along with veteran players, which occasionally resulted in crises.

The former opener was then given a six-month contract extension by Cricket Australia during the T20 World Cup, but he declined it and announced his resignation before the pivotal Test series against Pakistan.

“The current players and support staff believe there is an ‘agenda’ behind this pile,” The Age reported on Saturday.

He believes Langer’s former teammates are using their media profiles to continue the feud that took place at the end of the Ashes (between senior players and Langer) in January.

Captain Pat Cummins met Langer’s former teammate Adam Gilchrist, who was in the first leg of a diplomatic campaign to ease tensions between past and current players following the resignation of former coach Justin Langer, The Age reported.

The source said neither captain Pat Cummins nor Gilchrist made any comments about the gathering in Adelaide ahead of Australia’s first ODI against England this week.

It also said that the Test captain will have to play a number of matches with past greats “to rectify the gap”. Former greats had blamed Aaron Finch’s criticism of the side and Justin Langer’s gradual exit for Australia’s poor show in the T20 World Cup at home. Former great and Fox Sports commentator Mark Waugh said in his column for The Daily Telegraph that, “Justin Langer may have left, but his shadow still hangs over Australian cricket.

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He said the separation between the team and its fans is clearly visible since the players dropped Langer. “There is a perception from outside among former cricketers that the line is a bit blurred at the moment and questions are being raised about whether (current coach Andrew) McDonald is very friendly and friendly with all the players and is not going to take tough decisions.