Justin Langer was handed over the responsibilities of Australia’s senior men’s cricket team at a very difficult time. The suspension of Steve Smith and David Warner in the ball-tempering case has badly hurt the image of Australian cricketing culture.
After the ‘Sandgate’ incident, a complete makeover of the Australian cricket team was required and only then Justin Langer, took the responsibility of men’s cricket team. The 50-year-old beautifully executed his job, teaching his team to win with ‘grace’ despite not having two of their best players in the squad.
Langer opened up on the health issues that he faced while executing his job as a coach of the Australian cricket team. He revealed that he felt ‘seasick and drunk’ all the time, adding that there would be consistent pain in his left ear.
The former Australia opener for once thought that the pain was an ear tumour like his father suffered 25 years ago. He suffered “horrible” migraines, tinnitus, hearing problems and vertigo.
“It was really weird. It literally just came on.
“We’re in England for the World Cup and one day I wake up and I describe it as like in Star Wars, the light sabres when they start hitting each other.
“It was a constant in my left ear. It was so bizarre and I’m not sure how it started.
“For about 10 months, it literally felt like I was seasick and drunk the whole time
“I got to a point where I was feeling so unwell and not having the answers.
“I wasn’t sure that I would keep going in my job because it was just so stressful,” Justin Langer has told while talking to ‘The Western Australian’.
The Former southpaw is currently being treated for vertigo and migraines. He has called vertigo the “worst feeling in the world”.
Langer is also undergoing physiotherapy which he believes is working positively. He is preparing his team for the first Test of the 4-Match series against India, starting from December 17 in Adelaide.