This player of Australia cricket team not only showed great game as a player, but also after becoming a coach, he gave great success to the team.
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Australia. The team which is counted among the most successful teams in the history of cricket. It has a reason. This team won the ODI World Cup five times. There was a time when this team used to speak in world cricket. It was very difficult to beat this team. All-rounder Darren Lahmann was an important part of this team. This left-handed batsman got the team out of trouble many times and won the team. After retirement, he also became a coach and achieved success here too, but his departure as a coach with the Australian team was infamous. Today is Lahmann’s birthday. He was born on 5 February 1970.
Lahmann was a middle-order batsman and could also bowl left-arm spin when needed. He was a regular member of the team in ODIs but his career in Tests could not take off much, while he scored five centuries in 27 Test matches for Australia and averaged 44.95. In ODIs, he played 117 matches for Australia and scored 3078 runs at an average of 38.96. During this, four centuries and 17 half-centuries came out of his bat.
Three time world champion
Lahmann is one of the few players who have won the Cricket World Cup as a player and coach. Australia won the ODI World Cup in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015. Lehmann was a part of three of these World Cup victories. In 1999, when Australia won the World Cup under the captaincy of Steve Waugh, Lahmann was a part of this team. In 2003, Lahmann was part of the Australian team captained by Ricky Ponting and this team won the World Cup by defeating India in the final. After this, Lahmann was successful in making Australia the world champion as a coach. In 2015, when Australia won the fifth World Cup under the captaincy of Michael Clarke, Lahmann was the coach of the team. Australia defeated England 5–0 in the 2013 Ashes series under his coach.
Because of this, resigned from the post of coach
Lahmann’s coaching career was going great. Then came 2018 where there was an earthquake in Australian cricket and Lahmann had to bid farewell. This year the Australian team was on a tour of South Africa. In the third Test match of the tour, something happened that surprised the entire cricket world. The then Australian captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and opener Camon Bancroft were involved in the ball-tampering case and that is why they were banned. During this, Lahmann was seen talking on the walkie-talkie. There were reports that he was giving some instructions in this matter to the players sitting on the boundary. Lahmann, however, stayed away from the controversy and then resigned as head coach of the team.