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Former Australia opening batsman Justin Langer has broken two Guinness World Records as part of his Dry July campaign for SolarisCare.
Langer broke the record for the most deliveries faced in a minute and the quickest time to put on full cricket gear in order to raise funds for charity. As of right now, Langer has already raised over $2,500.
“It’s for a great cause in Dry July and SolarisCare so today has been good fun,” Langer said. “Having been brought up as a professional sportsman and now a coach, trying to encourage guys to be as professional as possible, actually giving alcohol up wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be.
“Particularly with the great cause it’s going to, it’s a very, very small sacrifice for what is an awesome foundation and charity like Dry July.”
Langer only took 38.81 seconds to put on all his cricket gear, which included two pads, two gloves, an armband, a helmet and a sweater, shattering the previous record of 78 seconds.
It was third time lucky for Langer when he attempted to break the record for the most deliveries faced in a minute. After only managing 17 in his first two attempts, Langer easily broke former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff’s record of 19 by facing 23 deliveries.
“It’s good to get one over Freddie actually,” Langer said with a wry smile on his face. “He gave me more bruises and headaches than most fast bowlers, especially towards the end of my career.”