SYDNEY – Australian coach Darren Lehmann made a journey of more than 3,000 kilometers to present his son, Jake, with his South Australia first-class cap.
The morning after Australia had thrashed Afghanistan by 275 runs in the World Cup in Perth, Lehmann made the long journey to Adelaide.
“It was a very memorable moment,” former Australia batsman Lehmann told International media.
“He’s done all the hard work and he deserves the opportunity so now it’s up to him to do the rest,” added Lehmann of his 22-year-old son.
“I’m very proud and excited for him. He’s got a career ahead and now it’s up to him to make the most of it.”
Darren Lehmann is a former Australian cricketer and the current coach of the Australian cricket team. Lehmann made his ODI debut in 1996 and Test debut in 1998.
He was on the fringes of national selection for the entirety of the 1990s, and only became a regular in the ODI team in 2001 and Test team in late 2002, before being dropped in early 2005.
Primarily an aggressive left-handed batsman, Lehmann was also a part-time left arm orthodox bowler, and was known for his disregard for physical fitness and modern dietary regimes. He announced his retirement from first-class cricket in November 2007.
He coached the IPL teams Deccan Chargers from 2009 to 2012 and Kings XI Punjab in 2013. He coachedQueensland during the 2010/11 KFC Twenty20 Big Bash in place of Trevor Barsby, who had resigned. In June 2013, Lehmann replaced Mickey Arthur as the coach of the Australian cricket team, only two weeks before the 2013 Ashes series.
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