Coaches are the heart of a team. Along with captains, coaches are the strategy maker of the team. A captain take the instantaneous decision according to the situation, but the coach do their planning on basis of research work on opponent team. A team win or lose coach will have to take the major responsibility. Today we will focus on the controversial coaches of cricket history. Let’s take a look.
Greg Chappell: One of the most controversial coach of Indian Cricket Team. His “Young Blood” theory destroyed many experienced cricketer and first name will come of Sourav Ganguly. Not only was he, Irfan Pathan, Virender Sehwag dropped from the team. Chappell-Ganguly controversy was caused by a series of events in late 2005 and early 2006 which involved highly publicized infighting in the Indian cricket team between the then newly appointed Coach Greg Chappell and Captain Sourav Ganguly, this incident made him one of the most controversial Coach.
John Buchanan: John came up with some handy theories which helped Australia team to get success. Hebelieved the axing of four Australian players for failing to complete a task during the tour of India has handed England an advantage ahead of 2013 Ashes. Buchanan was known for using unconventional methods during his time at the helm of a highly successful Australia team and he said the dire action taken by the team management in India could prove a masterstroke, or it could lead to the end of Coach Mickey Arthur‘s tenure. When he came to Kolkata Knight Riders he applied his ‘Multi captain Theory’ which did not switched in IPL, though he did not admit his failure. This incidents made him one of the controversial coach.
Ottis Gibson: Ottis Gibson made controversy when he verbally attacked International Cricket Council boss Haroon Lorgat saying “ridiculous”. The West Indies Team was attacked by Bangladeshi supporters as Bangladesh was defeated by them. Those Bangladeshi supporters threw stone at the team bus. He also said that staying in a hotel room of Chennai he could not say that those stones were just pebbles. This controversial comments toward Harron Lorgat made him one of the controversial coach.
Bob Woolmer: He was appointed coach of the Pakistan team in 2004. In 2006, Pakistan was accused for tampering the ball against England at Bristol in International T20 match in 2006. He had to back his team to keep his reputation. At the time of judgment he said that he could not recall any such incident and he denied advocating ball-tampering. His strategy did not get success in world cup 2007. But his death made him more controversial. He was found dead in a hotel room at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on 18th march 2007. Initially it was considered as a normal death causing heart attack but later murder investigation had been launched. Later postmortem report showed that death was normal.
Javed Miandad: Javed Miandad was considered as one of the greatest Pakistani player of all time. Later he became Pakistan Cricket coach. He had three coaching stints with the Pakistan national team, with mixed success and considerable controversy. In 2004 under his coaching Pakistan performed horrible against India. He was sacked when the Pakistanis conceded a 2–1 Test and 3–2 ODI series loss on home soil to arch rivals India.