Never write off champion players: Justin Langer backs David Warner

first_img Next Never write off champion players: Justin Langer backs David WarnerAustralia coach Justin Langer hailed David Warner as a champion player despite the Australia opener’s poor outing in Ashes series. Warner managed to score only ninety-five runs in 10 Test innings throughout the series.advertisement Asian News International MelbourneSeptember 16, 2019UPDATED: September 16, 2019 16:57 IST David Warner had a really poor Ashes outing in England. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJustin Langer has praised David Warner by calling him a ‘champion player’David Warner managed to score only ninety-five runs in 10 Ashes inningsLanger agreed that things did not go as per their plan, he is confident of Warner making a comebackDespite failing in the Ashes series, Australia coach Justin Langer has praised David Warner by calling him a ‘champion player’.”I’ve learned over a long period you never write off champion players. It doesn’t matter what sport, you never write off champion players,” Cricket.com.au quoted Langer as saying.”They tend to come good, don’t they? He’s had a tough series, no doubt about that, but he’s also a champion player so usually with champion players they get a bit more time to come good,” he added.Australia faced a 135-run defeat in the fifth Ashes and with this victory, England leveled the series by 2-2. Warner only managed to score just 95 runs in the series.Although Langer agreed that things did not go as per their plan, he is confident of Warner making a comeback.”This series, it didn’t go to plan, but he’s seen how successful he’s been and the impact he can have on Australian cricket teams winning so I’m confident he’ll come good. Actually, I’m hopeful he comes good,” Langer said.Also Read | Ashes 2019: England coach Trevor Bayliss hails change of player attitude as he bids adieuAlso Read | Ashes 2019: Tim Paine feels he has ‘unfinished business’ as Test captain after drawn seriesAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Ashes 2019Follow Justin LangerFollow David Warnerlast_img read more

Sri Lankans escape bus blaze in India

Kesariya referral hospital medical officer P. Ojha, who is treating Somruna, a police officer in Sri Lanka, claimed that he was out of danger as he had sustained only 10 per cent burn injuries on his head.The three staff members of the bus are also safe. The tourist bus (registration number UP 65BT 4877) was hired by the group from Gaya and after their pilgrimage to Vaishali, Kesariya and Kushinagar, they were to take a flight from Varanasi on Tuesday, said Kesariya police station house officer Santosh Kumar. Indian media reports said that sixteen tourists from Sri Lanka had a near escape after the bus they had been travelling in was reduced to ashes in Kesariya.According to witnesses, one tourist, R.M. Somruna (50), who is also the team leader, sustained partial burn injuries. The incident has taken place yesterday while the tourists were busy climbing the Kesariya Stupa, the tallest such Buddhist stupa in the world. The Telegraph in India reported that the bus — parked outside the main entrance to the archaeological site — suddenly caught fire. Although the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, a rough estimate has put the loss to be worth $1 million as personal belongings like suitcases, bags, passports and visa documents were charred completely. He added that it was first such incident near the stupa site, about 45km southwest from here and 110km northeast from Patna.The fire was brought under control only after two fire tenders from Chakia and Motipur reached the spot.SHO Kumar said arrangements for a safe stay of the visitors have been made at the local tourist rest house and a suitable vehicle would also be arranged by early tomorrow morning enabling them to reach Varanasi in time. read more