Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif recently praised the former Indian Head Coach Greg Chappell for his impressive batting skills and knowledge. Kaif also pointed out the big reason for coach Chappell’s downfall.
The former Australian captain Greg Chappell was one of the greatest batsmen in history. While he served the international cricket between 1970 and 1984, he played 87 Tests and 74 ODIs where the right-handed batsman scored 7110 runs (average 53.86) and 2331 runs (average 40.18) respectively.
Then Chappell was involved in the selectors and coaching roles. In May 2005, Chappell was appointed the Head Coach of the Indian national cricket team which he continued till the end of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007. That coaching period was full of controversies that ended with India’s shocking early exit from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007.
There is an ego quotient thing with him: Mohammad Kaif about Greg Chappell
Recently, Mohammad Kaif lauded Chappell for his batting knowledge that helped to grow up many newcomers but also pointed out his ego problem.
Kaif said on a live session at Helo app, “Greg Chappell had great batting skills and tips for batsmen and many new comers like Suresh Raina used to like him. But there is a ego quotient thing with him too.”
Kaif played for India from 2000 to 2006 where he appeared in 13 Tests and 125 ODIs. In his international career, Kaif faced massive downfall during Greg Chappell’s era from where he never returned.
Ajay Jadeja is the best fielder I have seen: Mohammad Kaif
Apart from his batting, Kaif was also a top-class fielder. He praised the fielding of Indian captain Virat Kohli, former South African captain AB de Villiers, and some former Indian cricketers – Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Azharuddin and Robin Singh, but chose another former Indian cricketer Ajay Jadeja as his best fielder.
Kaif claimed, “Virat is a good fielder, Ab de Villiers does awesome diving! But Ajay Jadeja is the best I have seen and Yuvraj Singh was also very good. Mohammed Azharuddin and Robin Singh are also good fielders.”