Well, ever since the statement of Former Indian Coach, Greg Chappell has been published, wherein he has denied Sachin Tendulkar’s sensational revelation about the Greg Chappell regime with the Indian cricket team in his autobiography Playing it My Way, the fans were eagerly waiting for an appropriate response. Although many of the former colleagues of Sachin, have extended their support to the details given by Sachin, senior Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has categorically highlighted the dirty tricks adopted by Greg Chappell.
The 34-year-old aggressive and blunt Harbhajan, while talking about the turbulent times the team, openly underlined the attitude of the former coach and narrated what he went through during the Chappell era, also clarifying that the former Australian Captain wanted to create rifts in the Team, by developing misunderstandings within the group. He said “He had spoiled the atmosphere, implement a ‘divide and rule policy’. He would instigate fights between us so that he would be able to do what he wanted. He would trigger misunderstanding between us by telling us ‘this player was saying this against you’, when in fact, that player wouldn’t have said anything.”
Harbhajan, who hasn’t got a chance to play for India since early 2013 pointed out the double standards adopted by Chappell and added that Chappell would say something to the players, but talk something totally different, when interacting with the media. He stated “He hated it if we asked him questions. He would say something to us, and then say something entirely different to the media. He was a double-faced man. What Sachin has written about him is absolutely true.” This is just a glimpse of the respect Sachin has got among his team mates and his supporters. No one will ever believe that Sachin can even think of saying anything irrelevant.