Mitchell Johnson has launched a savage assault on his former teammate and present Australia Check captain Pat Cummins, accusing him of being ‘gutless’ and ‘not respecting’ former head coach Justin Langer.
Langer give up his function on Saturday, rejecting the provide of a short-term extension from Cricket Australia, citing an absence of assist from senior gamers, assist workers and the board.
Within the lead as much as Langer’s resignation, Cummins has repeatedly been requested whether or not he wished to see the coach stay in cost however all the time stopped short of calling for Cricket Australia to extend his contract.
And Johnson has slammed Cummins for failing to ‘endorse an extension for Langer’, claiming he has ‘failed his first massive check as captain fairly miserably’.
In a column for The West Australian , Johnson wrote: “Pat Cummins has been lauded as some sort of cricketing saint since his elevation to the highest job this summer time.
“Cummins might need delivered with the ball through the Ashes sequence, however he has failed his first massive check as captain fairly miserably.
“He had loads of public alternatives to endorse an extension for Langer. So when he let it by means of to the keeper each time, it turned fairly apparent he didn’t need it to occur.
“Cummins holds a whole lot of energy and should have been central to what’s occurred. He’s clearly had an agenda to get in a coach he needs. His current interviews have been gutless by not respecting his coach when he might have been upfront from the beginning.
“The saggy inexperienced is hyped as essentially the most revered image in Australian sport. However what does it stand for now?
“Within the wake of the disgraceful white-anting of Langer as coach, which led to his resignation on Saturday, it stands for selfishness.”
Langer coached Johnson throughout his time in command of Western Australia and Perth Scorchers and the left-arm fast additionally paid tribute to Langer in a publish on Instagram.
“Congratulations JL in your nice achievements as coach,” Johnson wrote. “You got here in while you have been wanted & such as you did with the WACA all these yrs in the past, you turned it throughout!
“The Australian manner is the way in which you went about it. Onerous work, trustworthy dialog, one in every of in angle & a lot extra & you bought a pathetic cricketing tradition out of a ball tampering scandal & again into a good unit that the general public wished to look at once more.”