Michael Vaughan backs Australia captain Pat Cummins in Justin Langer row
- Australia coach Justin Langer resigned last week
- Several former cricketers slammed Cricket Australia and Pat Cummins for pressurizing Langer
- Michael Vaughan said that Cummins dealt with the situation with empathy and clarity.
Michael Vaughan believes Pat Cummins' handling of coach Justin Langer's resignation was 'masterclass'. The former England captain's comment came as the Aussie Test skipper and Cricket Australia are facing backlash from legends like Mitchell Johnson, Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting over the way Langer was let go.
Cummins during a press conference on Wednesday stressed that Australian cricket needed a change in coaching and leadership. He further added that he is 'sticking up' for his mates just as the former Australian players were backing their former teammate Langer.
Justin Langer, who took over as Australia's coach after the sandpaper gate in 2018, resigned last week. His decision is being viewed as forced because Australian players were not happy with his tough nature of coaching.
Vaughan said that Cummins dealt with the situation with empathy and clarity.
"Pat Cummins inside 4 months as a Captain has shown exactly how to do it ... Todays press conference was a masterclass in delivering empathy with clarity to why things have happened ... he just knows how to do it," tweeted Vaughan.
"I think he tweaked his coaching style in the last six months and did a really good job, but we think now is the right time for a different direction. It's a matter of opinion but we think it's the right one. I don't think he should be surprised though, it's been two years of evaluation. I don't think there's any big surprise," Cummins had said.