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For head coach of the men’s Australian cricket team, Justin Langer recently cleared air on holding the head coach post for the Indian men’s senior team after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) opened up applications seeing the tenure of Rahul Dravid coming to an end after the T20 World Cup 2024 in June.

The BCCI is looking for a head coach role across all three formats with Rahul Dravid’s tenure coming to an end after the conclusion of the T20 World Cup 2024 in June. Although there have several names doing the rounds, including that of Stephen Fleming, Ricky Ponting, Justin Langer and Gautam Gambhir, the former Aussie cricketer has put an end to the rumours. 

“It would almost be the biggest job in cricket being the head coach of the Indian cricket team because of the huge volume of cricket, the huge expectation. It would be a great challenge, it would be great fun. It would be a wonderful opportunity to win ICC titles, but with all these things, the timing has gotta be right,” Langer said on Friday, May 17.

“I did four or so years with the Australian cricket team. It’s all-encompassing. It is exhausting and I think someone else like Rahul Dravid will probably tell you the same thing, Ravi Shastri will tell you the same thing. The pressure on winning for the Indian team is massive. So. I’m sure the next person who gets the job will be really looking forward to the project,” he further added. 

The clarification from Langer, who served as the coach for the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in IPL 2024 came after the KL Rahul-led side bowed out of the tournament despite their 18-run win against Mumbai Indians (MI) in their final league stage match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday, May 17. After the win, LSG finished at sixth place while their last match opponent MI, finished at the bottom of the points table with only four wins from 14 matches.