Shane Warne-Steve Waugh row: Justin Langer follows Ryan Harris, slams leg-spinner

Langer backed Waugh, disapproving Warne's criticism of a former teammate.

Updated: Feb 12, 2016, 13:30 PM IST
Shane Warne-Steve Waugh row: Justin Langer follows Ryan Harris, slams leg-spinner

New Delhi: Former Australian Test opener Justin Langer on Friday sided with Steve Waugh, terming Shane Warne's remarks as disappointing.

Warne had alleged that Waugh was the most selfish cricketer he had played with during his celebrated Australian career.

Waugh defended himself stating he had only performed his duty as skipper of the side with regards to dropping the legendary spinner in a 1999 Test against the West Indies.

Langer backed Waugh, disapproving Warne's criticism of a former teammate.

“It is not the Australian way for an ex-teammate to criticize another, so that was very disappointing. Mates shouldn’t bag each other,” Langer told The Western Australian.

“We talk about the brotherhood of the baggy green because so few people are part of it,” he further added.

Langer, Waugh and Warne were part of the all-conquering Australian Test team that is widely regarded as one of the best to have played the game.

Earlier, former pacer Ryan Harris too had disagreed with Warne's opinion of Waugh.

"Warnie's in a position where he can voice his opinion all the time - and he does. I agree or disagree at times with what Warnie says - that's what he does and that's what makes him unique,” Harris told Fox Sports.

"I'm just not one for coming out and slaying our greats. I see Steve Waugh as a great of the Baggy Green," he further added.