In his auto-biography Playing It My Way, Sachin Tendulkar has lashed out on former India coach Greg Chappell for the methods he implemented during his tenure. Sachin termed Chappell as a “Ring Master” for implementing his views on the players which backfired big time.
Chappell, who had a sour relationship with the Indian Cricketers made the headlines repeatedly for the spats he had with the skipper of Indian team at that time Sourav Ganguly. After, Ganguly bashed Chappell earlier, now its the time for Tendulkar to criticise the former Aussie batsman who called him “fragile on occasions”.
The two had a fallout when Chapell tried to tinker with Tendulkar’s batting position. He later regretted the decision. “My biggest regret was falling out with Sachin over him batting at number four in the one-day team.”
Chappell tried to bring in several changes in the Indian team during his stint as coach. Most of these were not appreciated by senior players. Even Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh previously slammed him and showed support for Ganguly. “It was as if you’ve been framed. It was like ‘we don’t want you in the team. It’s not about performance, we don’t like your attitude, you’re stopping the growth of cricket in the Indian team. I felt it personally because I was dropped straight after the Sri Lanka tour, even though I had not performed badly,” Zaheer had said on NDTV’s Walk the Talk show.
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