A good man brought down: Social media reacts to Justin Langer's resignation
Australia men's cricket team head coach Justin Langer resigned on Friday night
He had been appointed in 2018
This is how Twitter reacted
Australia men's cricket team head coach and cricketing great Justin Langer announced his resignation on Friday night, nearly four years after being appointed for the role.
Langer's resignation came via a statement from his management company, DSGE.
"DSEG confirms that our client Justin Langer has this morning tendered his resignation as of the Australian men's cricket team. The resignation follows a meeting with Cricket Australia last evening. The resignation is effective immediately."
The 51-year-old's manager, James Henderson, who also manages Ricky Ponting , Cameron Greene, and Tim Paine, put up his own statement on Twitter, saying, "As a player Justin retired on top after a 5-0 Ashes whitewash," Henderson wrote. "Today, despite the views of a faceless few, he finishes his time as Australian cricket coach winning the T20 World Cup and the Ashes. Lest we forget what JL took over in 2018."
Langer's decision to resign came after a marathon eight-hour Cricket Australia (CA) board meeting where the 51-year-old's contract was discussed at much length. Langer's deal was set to expire in June and he had reportedly been looking for a long-term extension.
The 51-year-old's resignation sparked various reactions on social media:
Langer, who retired from international cricket in 2007, was appointed as the men's side head coach in May 2018, after being the head coach of the Perth Scorchers and Western Australia from 2012.
A left-handed opening batsman, Langer's partnership with Matthew Hayden is regarded as one of Australia's best. The 51-year-old is also regarded as one of the most successful opening batsmen in Test cricket ever.