Langer to Retire?

Justin Langer has given a strong hint that his next series may be his last. In an article published today in the Sydney Morning Herald Langer indicated that his early return from the recent tour to South Africa and Bangladesh had given him time to think about his future.

This came courtesy of a sickening blow by Makhaya Ntini in his 100th test which left him with severe concussion. When he first returned home he thought that maybe it was time to retire. However, after taking a three-week break he decided that he definitely wanted to play again this summer against England to avenge the loss of the Ashes last year.

While players can now extend their cricketing careers through improved training methods and dietary advice, Langer, who is 35 suggested that it was getting increasingly hard to leave his family of four young children for long tours.

He would not name a date for his retirement, instead preferring to focus on reclaiming the Ashes.

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