Justin Langer express Intrest to Coach Indian Team

Australia's retired opening batsman Justin Langer has been touted by the Indian media as a strong contender to succeed India's current head coach, South African Gary Kirsten, who is expected to resign after the World Cup after a largely successful stint. The Mumbai-based Mid Day newspaper quoted Langer, 40, declaring that he was flattered by the reported interest and would accept the job if offered. ''If BCCI [Board of Control for Cricket in India] thinks I am capable of such a big role, it augurs well for my confidence. I have a lot to give back to the game. Coaching the most popular cricket team in the world would be great,'' he reportedly said.
That Langer would be so candid about wanting to coach India just three days before his team faced the tournament host in a knock-out quarter-final clash in Ahmedabad would seem a distinct conflict of interest. Langer, however, yesterday disputed the quotes attributed to him, including the ''Yes I would'' reply to the question of whether he would take on the India role.


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