Waugh’s feedback got here after one other former Australia captain Michael Clarke mentioned Langer would step down as coach if Australia add an Ashes victory to the T20 World Cup.
“I speak to him usually and he is by no means spoken to me about stepping down or backing away from a problem,” Waugh was quoted as saying by ‘Sydney Morning Herald’.
Waugh, who performed alongside Langer and in addition labored with him within the Australian set-up in 2019, feels there was intense scrutiny across the 50-year-old’s job.
“His entire profession he was up towards (it), he was all the time the participant on the sting, the following one to be dropped.
“He is used to being on edge and performing. I feel in lots of methods it motivates him and we have seen whenever you suppose he is down, he comes again and succeeds.”
Langer, who was appointed as Australia’s chief coach within the aftermath of the notorious 2018 ball-tampering scandal, helped ship the nation’s maiden T20 World Cup title on Sunday.
Again within the nation, he has now turned his consideration to the long-lasting Ashes collection, beginning December 8.
“Trying ahead to the Ashes, that is one of many highlights as a captain and a coach. To win a collection in Australia, he’d be specializing in that. I have never heard him discuss not persevering with on. He loves a problem,” Waugh mentioned.
The previous Take a look at opener’s job had been underneath the scanner since Australia’s disappointing loss to India in Checks earlier this yr however he was backed by Cricket Australia (CA) chief government officer Nick Hockley.
There have been additionally experiences of a rift within the Australian dressing room between the gamers and Langer.
Waugh feels the gamers ought to take duty for wins and losses fairly than the coach.
“I would wish to suppose the gamers take duty for successful and dropping, not the coach,” Waugh mentioned.
“After I performed cricket, certain, you had the coach, however I do know as a participant you needed to take duty for successful or dropping. You are the one on the market for six hours a day enjoying a Take a look at match, not the coach.
“I feel there was far an excessive amount of emphasis on Justin Langer’s efficiency fairly than the gamers. Realistically (towards) India final yr they need to have received that collection comfortably.”
Australia misplaced the Border-Gavaskar Trophy earlier this yr to an Indian aspect that was lacking a number of of its prime gamers, together with skipper Virat Kohli.
“India had been lacking all their stars. We bowled them out for 36 in Adelaide and to lose from there … I do not suppose you’ll be able to level the finger on the coach and say it is the coach’s fault. It is nice Justin’s received (a T20 World Cup), that may solely be a constructive. I feel there’s been manner an excessive amount of speak in regards to the coach.”
Langer, who had guided Australia to an Ashes triumph in 2019 within the UK, is contracted till mid-2022.
Waugh feels Langer will perceive if Cricket Australia decides to interchange him.
“He would see it as no totally different to the gamers. The gamers get renegotiated just about yearly,” mentioned the 56-year-old former captain.
“He is man sufficient to grasp for those who do not carry out, you aren’t getting picked as a participant.
“It is precisely the identical factor [as a coach]. He is aware of there is not any free rides. What he and Tim Paine and Aaron Finch have accomplished since Cape City has been a reasonably wonderful transformation.”