Justin Langer needs to be informed that until the Australian batting stops collapsing like a shithouse of cards, he will keep copping criticism. Until then he needs to HTGU (harden the Gnome up).
Dean Jones reveals that he stuck it up him:
AFTER I presented the Test cap to Ed Cowan and the boys got into their warm-ups, the Australian batting coach Justin Langer confronted me regarding my criticism towards him. My belief is that Justin has not improved anyone in the team during his time as batting coach.
JL showed he was angry towards me and a confrontation was about to erupt. I thought it was selfish of him to put himself in front of the team when they were preparing for a Test.
JL gave me the ''Ted Whitten handshake'' and wanted an apology. It was a Mexican stand-off and I wasn't going to move until he released my hand. He might have a black belt in ''origami'' and he had a wonderful playing career, but his employment will depend on how the team performs with the bat and not by his career record. He needs to get over it. Welcome to coaching, JL!
I cannot believe the lack of discipline and application shown by some of our batsmen.