Langer comes out in support of Warner over 'unsportsmanlike' behaviour

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13 Nov 2021 | 03:40 AM
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Langer comes out in support of Warner over 'unsportsmanlike' behaviour

The Australia opener's six off Mohammad Hafeez has been viewed differently among various sections

Australia head coach Justin Langer has put his weight behind opening batter David Warner after being accused of unsportsmanlike behaviour following the semi-final against Pakistan on Thursday (November 8). 

Warner smashed Mohammad Hafeez for a six over deep mid-wicket after the ball bounced twice before meeting Warner's bat. Warner quickly adjusted himself and sent rhe ball sailing overt the fence and to add to Pakistan's woes it was called a no-ball.

Many believed Warner should have let that go, but Langer is not one of them. "Oh my gosh, it's one of the best things I've ever seen in the game of cricket," the enthusiastic Australia coach said.

"I can't believe anyone would have the instincts to do that - it was unbelievable. In fact, most people probably would've been not sure what to do ... it was a no-ball and to have the talent and ability to hit it for six - unbelievable."

Warner scored a crucial 30-ball 49 before he edging one to the wicketkeeper. However, replays confirmed that there was a gap between bat and ball, but Warner did not review after being given out by the on-field umpire.

"Anyone who thinks (the six was) unsportsmanlike, that (walking) probably evens it up a bit," Langer said.

Australia will take on New Zealand in the final of the T20 World Cup final on Sunday (November 14) at the Dubai International Stadium,

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