Australia head coach Justin Langer has revealed he attempted to get his reaction to Ben Stokes’ incredible Headingly innings to save England in the Ashes edited out of the Amazon Prime documentary The Test.
It was one of the more colourful parts of the documentary which followed the Australian side right throughout the year, right the way through the Ashes.
And Langer’s reaction was something he didn’t want others to see and moved to get it taken out of the documentary altogether, before being convinced that what he did afterwards showed a moment of “elite humility” rather than being a sore loser.
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“The funniest thing about that, I haven’t actually watched the documentary for about six or seven months, but if we wanted to have things taken out (we could) and I said one thing you’ve got to take out is when I kicked the bin,” he told the Grade Cricketer Podcast.
“They said, ‘What are you talking about? You know what you did next’. I said, ‘What do you mean what I did next? Nathan Lyon bloody missed the ball, the easiest thing in the world, I kicked the bin, what do you mean what happened next? I’ll tell you what happened next, we bloody lost the Test, that’s what happened next!’
“He goes, ‘Nah, nah mate, you picked up all the bottles, you guys talk about elite humility, it’s got to be in there’.”
Langer also revealed he has since been pulled up by about his unsavoury language throughout the documentary – by his own brother.
“My brother said to me yesterday, ‘If one more person says to me how much does your brother swear in the doco’ and that’s the only thing that’s worried me.