Justin Langer hopes Tim Paine can Return to Test Cricket
By Tanushka Gain
on Sat Dec 04 2021
Justin Langer expects Tim Paine to return to international cricket after the former Australia captain termed “one of the best guys in the game” after his whistle-stop visit to Hobart ahead of the Ashes.
Langer traveled south after being released from quarantine last week. In which Penn’s captaincy ended while he was with a group of players and staff returning from the T20 World Cup.
Having initially been available for selection for the Ashes, with all indications that he could have been selected had he proven his fitness after neck surgery, Paine took a break from the sport to manage his mental health. opted to leave, which led to the introduction of Alex Carey.
This raised the possibility that Paine played his last Test and while Langer said the immediate priority was his health and family, he did not believe this should be the end.
Justin Langer said, “He absolutely loves cricket.” “He’s 37, he’s as fit as any athlete, definitely in our squad and we have some fit athletes. He looks after himself so well. Who knows. His No. 1 at the moment The priority is his family and he should be like that. Not sure if we have seen his end but we will wait and see, it will be his decision.
“He’s one of my really close friends and one I admire a lot. Definitely one of the best guys of this generation I’ve met in the game. He’s been our captain for a long time.” He and I have been through a journey like ours with this whole group, so it’s nice to see him.”
Justin Langer confirmed he first knew about the text messages in mid-2018. As the team was leaving for a limited-overs tour of England and said he didn’t know about them. Justin Langer Again until shortly before Paine stepped down. had not heard from
Paine has not put a time limit on his break and Australia have named a squad for the first two Ashes Tests. It expected that this series would mark the end of his Test career.
Langer, who took over the role after the ball-tampering scandal, also lamented the situation in which Penn released.
“We live in a world of perfectionism, right? We are a very just society,” he said. “Like I said at my first press conference, when I was asked about Steve Smith and David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, there’s no one who is asking the question or looking at it who’s seen it in their life. Haven’t made a mistake.
“Not a single person. And our captain, one of the best, made a mistake and is paying a heavy price for it.”