Warner has a record 43 centuries in his career (Photo: Twitter @ICC)

The importance of a coach/mentor for any player is a no brainer. A correct coach is of critical importance. A correct and good coach enhances one’s game. Coaches also help a player to find and enhance skills a player may not know he/she possesses.

A particular example can be of Rohit Sharma. Not many people know his journey before being the magnanimous hit man batsman he is. Initially, he was trying to debut as an off-break spinner. It was only his coaches and mentors who saw his talent as a batsman and trained him accordingly. 

The validation of a coach is also very important. The belief and confidence of a player enhance to different levels, once a player is certain that his coach believes in him.

The case is similar to team sports. The coach is an integral part of the management and takes key decisions for the team such as the selection of players and tournament decisions. 

Langer holds Warner in high regard

Australia coach Justin Langer on Sunday likened David Warner to unbeaten boxing great Floyd Mayweather, calling him an “absolute ripper” who will never get to be a leader thanks to the 2018 ball-tampering scandal.

The then skipper Steve Smith and Warner, who was his deputy, were handed one-year bans for their involvement in the infamous incident in the Test match against South Africa in March 2018.

“Look, I support him. Having David Warner in the team is like having Floyd Mayweather in the team,” Langer states, referring to the American icon who remained undefeated in his 50-bout professional career and owned 15 major world titles in five weight divisions.

“Officially he’s been banned from captaining Australia again,” Langer states.

“I don’t think he’ll be a captain of Australia again because of where we’re at. However, I love having him in the team. He’s an absolute ripper,” he adds.

After his return to the game, Warner has proved himself to be a valuable player to the team. Things are surely bright for the former Australian skipper.