Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar today disclosed that former Indian Coach Greg Chappell had made a shocking suggestion to him to take over India’s captaincy from Rahul Dravid months before ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 in West Indies. 

Tendulkar said:

Just months before the World Cup, Chappell had come to see me at home and, to my dismay, suggested that I should take over the captaincy from Rahul Dravid.

“Anjali, who was sitting with me was equally shocked to hear him say that ‘together, we could control Indian cricket for year’, and that he would help me in taking over the reins of the side.

“I was surprised to hear the coach not showing the slightest amount of respect for the captain, with cricket’s biggest tournament just months away. So disgusted was I with Chappell’s suggestion that a few days after the episode I suggested to the BCCI that the best option would be to keep Greg back in India and not send him with the team to the World Cup.” 

Tendulkar was also very much surprised by Greg Chappell’s attitude towards Sourav Ganguly terming it as very unfair on one of the most greatest captain’s of all time. 

He quoted: 

Chappell is on record as saying that he may have got the job because of Sourav but that did not mean he was going to do favours to Sourav for the rest of his life.

“Frankly, Sourav is one of the best cricketers India has produced and he did not need favours from Chappell to be part of the team”.

 

Image Courtesy: cdn.theweek.co.uk

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