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“An exemplary figure in Australian cricket… Not sure we’ve seen the end of him’ : Justin Langer on Tim Paine

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The recent sexting scandal of Tim Paine has taken the Australians by surprise. It is ironic that he was brought in as a captain when the Australians were involved in the sandpaper scandal in 2018 and now he has stepped down from captaincy and has also taken an indefinite break from the game due to a scandal of his own.

Pat Cummins has been made the captain of the Test Side while Steve Smith has come back to a leadership role in the form of vice-captain. Justin Langer, the cricket coach has said that he wouldn’t be surprised if the former captain would make a return to the test side. The ‘sexting’ scandal is believed to have occurred in 2017 but came in limelight after reports that the case will become public.

According to Langer, “He’s 37, he is as fit as any athlete, certainly in our squad and we have some fit athletes”

Langer also revealed that he met the former exiled captain at his hometown in Hobart and said that ‘he’s was one of the best people I’ve ever met in the game of cricket. He’s been such an exemplary figure in Australian cricket… his life has changed, but you’d have to ask him how he’s going.

During his captaincy tenure, Australia won 11 test matches out of 23 and lost five matches in five matches. Paine is known for his comment of ‘See you at the Gabba’ to Ravichandran Ashwin which received massive trolling after the Indian Team defeated the Australian side at the Gabba. The ground had been a fortress for the home side for 32 years until India defeated them and won a historic series.

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