Justin Langer boxes in the shadows.
What he said:
“I know Davey Warner is the same [as Steven Smith and Cameron Bancroft]. He would be training like Rocky Balboa at the moment.”
Justin Langer believes that Smith, Bancroft and Warner will all be up for it, fit and raring to go on their return to international cricket once their bans are served.
What he really meant:
“Since the general public won’t comprehend how hard cricketers work in their off time to stay fit, an Hollywood analogy they can identify with is called for. Besides, Rocky is as mean as they can be in the ring.”
What he definitely didn’t:
“Australian cricket is headed for Rocky times with Warner’s return.”