Justin Langer has been appointed as Darren Lehmann’s successor by Cricket Australia on Thursday.
Now he would be coaching the Australian team in all three formats of the game for the next four years.
Looking forward to moving on from one of the darkest periods in its 140-year history, CA has roped in Langer to lead the national team out of the fall-out from the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.
The 105-Test veteran takes over from Lehmann, who resigned in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal from his position.
The new coach inherits a team which is currently placed on the third spot in the International Cricket Council test rankings and fifth in one-day internationals. He also faces a challenge of restoring the faith of the Australian public in their national cricket team.
The 47-year old has played for the Australian side for almost 20 years scoring 7,500 runs in his international career including 23 centuries.
Langer has garnered much praise for his player development skills while coaching the Western Australia state and the Perth Scorchers Twenty20 team since November 2012.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to this news:
— Jason Gillespie 🌱🌈 (@dizzy259) May 2, 2018
Justin Langer is the new Aussie cricket coach … no question he will have a positive impact … Concerns me already about next Yrs Ashes !!
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) May 2, 2018
— Darren Lehmann (@darren_lehmann) May 2, 2018
Justin Langer celebrates after winning $1000 by hitting a designated signboard during an invitational match at Bankstown Oval, Sydney, on October 9, 1995. Langer has been named as Australia's new head cricket coach. Photo by Craig Golding @smh @SMHsport pic.twitter.com/awa8yrRuGb
— From The Archives (@FairfaxArchives) May 2, 2018
Listening to Justin Langer speak so passionately about Australian cricket is awesome. It’s the exact same way he’d talk to us in the rooms at Scarborough.
Same passion, same drive, same intensity.
— Theo Doropoulos (@TheoDrop) May 3, 2018