If Australia celebrated like Kohli, we would be the worst blokes in the world: Langer

first_imgAustralia coach Justin Langer defended his team as Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to say he had never before seen an Australia as defensive as the one playing against India at Adelaide.Australia put up one of their slowest batting displays in the 21st century against India in their first innings as they looked to reply to India’s 250 all out.While the Australian bowlers did an excellent job of getting India all out for just 250 runs, the batsmen failed to get their shots going and to the Indian batting maestro, they looked defensive.”#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. @ashwinravi99 has been very effective and has played a role to help the team be on top, for now,” Tendulkar wrote on Twitter.#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. @ashwinravi99 has been very effective and has played a role to help the team be on top, for now.Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 7, 2018India vs Australia: Live Blog | Live ScoreLanger was quick to point out that India captain Virat Kohli wildly celebrated all of Australia’s wickets and in the current scenario, if the Australians had done it, they would be ripped apart.”If we did that at the moment we’d be the worst blokes in the world,” Langer said on Fox Cricket. “It’s a fine line, isn’t it? That’s the truth of it. But I love seeing the passion.”advertisement Virat Kohli had said ahead of the series that there will be a bit of banter but he doesn’t see lines being crossed. (AP Photo)Langer, however, felt that the current Australian batting line-up needs time and experience to settle into their roles in Test cricket and everyone needs to be patient with them.Langer said that the players Tendulkar played against were very accomplished while the current team is fighting.”The teams that Sachin would have played against started with Allan Border and David Boon, and Steve Waugh and Mark Waugh, and Ricky Ponting,” he said. “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.”They’re just fighting as hard as they can, they’re fighting their backsides off, they’re always looking to score but the wicket is tough, and it’s a slow outfield. That’s the beauty of Test cricket, it’s bloody hard work.”We have to be patient with them. You can’t give these guys 30 or 50 matches of Test match experience. They have to earn it.”Langer termed Adelaide as “a brilliant Test wicket” and said the slow scoring rate was because of the surface to a large extent.”But go back a day, against a very experienced Indian side, and they did the same thing. When they went for their big drives we got them all out,” Langer said.”It’s got a lot to do with this wicket, it’s got a lot of grass on it it’s really, really hard work, it’s nipping around, you never really quite feel like you’re in.”Langer did concede however that Australia “could have been a bit more proactive” against Ravichandran Ashwin. Ashwin bowled 34 overs, picked three wickets and gave away only 57 runs.”Particularly our lefities, we need to have methods of scoring on both sides of the wicket,” he said.”There’s areas we can get better at, but I’m definitely not getting caught up in this ‘we’re too slow, we’re not attacking enough’ business.”Also Read | Adelaide Test: Ricky Ponting raises questions after Aaron Finch’s rash shotAlso Read | Not everyone here is Pujara: Rishabh Pant taunts Australia batsmen in AdelaideAlso Read | India vs Australia: Rishabh Pant matches MS Dhoni’s feat in Adelaide Testlast_img

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