DUBAI: Justin Langer, the Australian head coach, is proud of how his team fought to hold Pakistan to a thrilling draw in Dubai and says that the spirit between the two teams was “outstanding” throughout the game, reported ICC.
“Whether we win or lose we’ve got to keep making Australians proud of how we go about our business,” said the 47-year-old, who was appointed as the Australian head coach in March.
“I’ve said it since day one and I really mean it. I hope to think our behaviour out on the field was outstanding throughout this game. The spirit between Australia and Pakistan was outstanding throughout the game. The way we kept fighting was outstanding throughout the game and then to hold on like we did.
“Aussies love a battler and Aussies love an underdog so hopefully we’ve put some smiles [back home…] because that’s really important for Australian cricket right now.”
In the first innings, Australia lost all 10 for 60 runs, leading to more concern about their weaknesses in the sub-continent. But Langer was thrilled with how the team bounced back from that disappointment.