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Former opening batsman Justin Langer awarded Member of the Order of Australia

Former opening batsman Justin Langer awarded Member of the Order of Australia

Former opening batsman Justin Langer, who played 105 tests for Australia before retiring last year, has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia.
Langer, 37, and Matthew Hayden formed one of the most formidable opening partnerships in cricket, combining for 14 century stands at the top of the order.
"It's a great honor," Langer said Monday of the government award. "I've lived such a privileged lifestyle. I've literally lived my dream playing cricket for the last 20 years."
Langer, who made his test debut in 1993, retired early in 2007 following Australia's 5-0 Ashes whitewash of England. He made 23 centuries and finished with 7,696 test runs at an average of 45.27.
A recent century for Somerset in the English county championship was his 83rd first-class century and took his first-class run total to 26,978 runs.


Updated : 2021-03-04 09:36 GMT+08:00