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Australia captain Pat Cummins made strong remarks against ex-coach Justin Langer, who called the Australian side a 'Coward'.
Cummins responded to the coward claims on Tuesday ahead of the first Test against West Indies.
“There’s no cowards in an Australian cricket team, not ever,” Cummins told reporters on Tuesday.
“I’d probably never disclose private conversations. I think it’s disappointing sometimes the focus gets drawn to off-field issues,”
Langer lashed out at unnamed "cowards" in the team who complained in the media about his intense coaching style last year.
However, he later denied reports of a rift with Cummins and the team, saying he was in regular contact with the majority of them.
"I think he had a think about it and clarified it, so thank him for that. But we're really proud of the last 12 months, how we've fronted up, the way we've played, the way we've conducted ourselves. Players can certainly hold their heads high," he added.