SYDNEY: Australia coach and former batsman Justin Langer said that his only advice for young sportspersons or anyone in the public eye is to avoid social media.
Langer said that he would rather hear the people who he respects or his family and friends whether he is doing well or not instead of "strangers."
"If I could give any young player any advice, actually if I could give anyone any advice that is in the public eye, it is zero social media," the 49-year-old said during Charlie Webster's 'My Sporting Mind' podcast.
"I say that because I don't need any stranger telling me how good I am and, more importantly, I don't need strangers telling me how bad I am because I know if I am playing well, I know if I am playing poorly.
"I don't need strangers telling me that. What I do need is the people who I respect, my family and friends, they will let me know."
Langer also said that fans should refrain from abusing players from the stands when watching a match. He said that he could not believe some of the things that were said to the players during their lengthy tour of England last year which included the 2019 World Cup and the Ashes. IANS