[videourl mediaid="YnRUOoaZ" url="https://mum-videostream.s3.amazonaws.com/cricketcountry/2019/01JANUARY/10/Justin-Langer.mp4"] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/">Australia</a> coach <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/justin-langer/">Justin Langer</a> was visibly peeved on Thursday when a journalist prodded about <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/glenn-maxwell/">Glenn Maxwell</a> s surprising omission from red-ball cricket. Maxwell, who last played a Test against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/bangladesh/">Bangladesh</a> in 2017, was reportedly asked to skip county cricket last year by <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/cricket-australia">Cricket Australia</a> and was guaranteed a place in the Australian A squad that will tour India. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-odis-australia-to-tour-india-for-2-t20is-5-odis-starting-february-24-789441">Australia to tour India for 2 T20Is, 5 ODIs starting February 24</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Langer termed murmurs about Maxwell s omission as careless whispers as he lashed out at the journalist and then immediately apologised. Are you certain that s what happened? Did it happen? Well you re telling me it did happen, I m asking did it happen? Langer told the journalist. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/throwback-australia-to-wear-80s-retro-jersey-for-india-odis-789532">Throwback: Australia to wear 80s retro jersey for India ODIs</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p> No, I ve got zero knowledge of that. Careless whispers, hey, he added before apologising. So sorry everyone for getting grumpy, I didn t mean to get grumpy, but the truth is a beautiful thing.