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The Playmakers' Playbook

Justin Langer

Season 1, Ep. 2
Australia Cricket Coach Justin Langer joins Nick McArdle on the Playmakers' Playbook. He talks leadership at a time Australian Cricket needed it most, Kerry Packer's best advice and why social media is the natural enemy of the young athlete.

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