Australia Coach Justin Langer Says, If Aussie Players Celebrate Wickets Like Kohli They Will Be Worst Blokes

| December 8 , 2018 , 20:37 IST

Australian coach Justin Langer on Saturday revealed that if Aussie players will start celebrating wickets like Indian captain Virat Kohli does, they would be considered as "the worst blokes in the world".

The Australian coach also responded strongly to Sachin Tendulkar's "defensive mindset" comment  followed by Australia's slow batting on the second day of the opening Test against India.J

Justin Langer further expressed that he "loved seeing that passion" but felt Australia players would be judged differently if they did the same.

Speaking to media Justin Langer said, "He's (Kohli) a superstar of the game and he's the captain. We've talked for as long as I can remember in Australian cricket teams that you want to keep the opposition captain down as much as possible. You love seeing that passion in sport."

"Mind you I think if we did that at the moment we'd be the worst blokes in the world. It's a fine line isn't it? That's the truth of it, but I love seeing the passion, that is great passion. But as I said there's a fine line."

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The head coach did concede the team was playing to a different standard of scrutiny, a fallout of the ball-tampering fiasco in South Africa in March.

Earlier, Indian legendary batsman, Sachin Tendulkar took to his Twitter account and wrote, "TeamIndia should make the most of this situation and not lose their grip. The defensive mindset by the Australian batsmen at home is something I've not seen before in my experience."

The legendary batsman's comment did not go well with Langer, who defended his inexperienced batting line-up's approach.

"The teams that Sachin would have played against started with Allan Border and David Boon, and Steve Waugh and Mark Waugh, and Ricky Ponting."

"Guys that had great Test match experience and they knew their game, were comfortable in their own skin and they knew what to expect. "Whereas we've got a team at the moment who are very inexperienced in Test match cricket, particularly our batting side."