Langer gives advise to not mess with England’s Barmy Army
England will be hosting the upcoming World Cup and it’s needless to say that the famed English fan club – Barmy Army will be absolutely buzzing around throughout the tournament.
The Barmy Army has been the most famous English fan club since the beginning of England’s cricket history and they will show their utter dedication and support in the upcoming World Cup for England.
While its a terrific news for the English team, it can turn into a nightmare for their rivals Australia especially for Steve Smith and David Warner, who are set to make a comeback after one year.
Hence, Australia head coach Justin Langer has asked the duo to hold themselves tight against the Barmy Army.
Recalling an old memory with The Barmy Army, Langer told reporters –
“This is the biggest, probably, lesson of my sporting career. I just got 250 so I walked in, I think I’m Viv Richards, I feel like I’ve got the gold chain and the chest out and like I’m the king… and I made one comment about the Barmy Army because I was sticking up for Brett Lee. Then they start singing the song about the seven dwarfs, so you don’t mess with the Barmy Army. I’m not messing with the Barmy Army.”
However, he had also words of praise for the famous fan club.
“One thing I respect about the Barmy Army, through thick and thin they always barrack for the England cricket team. We’re never going to be best friends but… I’ll never argue with the Barmy Army again. The songs are humiliating.”
“I think there’s going to be plenty of spotlight on the whole team. The boys are big boys now, they’ve worked through a real tough 12 months, they’ll be thicker skinned for it. There’s no real remedy for it, we know what we’re going to get, we’ll be ready for it. There will be some strategies, personal and collective strategies in place so together we’re moving in the right direction and going on with what we love doing which is playing cricket and World Cup and Ashes cricket – it doesn’t get much better than that,” he concluded.