Australia coach Justin Langer has defended his players over “rubbish” criticism following the drawn third Test against India.
- Tim Paine faced criticism for his behaviour in the drawn third Test, which he has since apologised for
- Steve Smith was also criticised for appearing to scuff away Rishabh Pant’s footmarks
- Justin Langer said criticism of his players was “rubbish” and “way out of line”
Captain Tim Paine and former skipper Steve Smith were both in the firing line as a result of their on-field antics on the final day of a dramatic third Test as a battered and bruised Indian side salvaged a draw at the SCG.
Paine was heavily criticised after some aggressive sledging towards Indian veteran Ravichandaran Ashwin, whose dogged 39…