Greg Chappell recalls his sour relationships with Ganguly
Greg Chappell has once again recounted the days of his turbulent tenure as the Indian coach from 2005 to 2007.
Speaking to a podcast, Chappell said that the then Indian captain Sourav Ganguly was the main reason for him getting the job of the Indian coach.
However, Chappell stated that after he took over he had his struggles with Ganguly who was never inclined to work hard in his training process. He was not ready to improve his game further. Chappell accused Ganguly of just wanting to control things as a captain.
Chappell indicated that it was a turbulent period for him as the Indian coach as the expectations were sky-high. However, he credited the next Indian captain Rahul Dravid for his single-minded focus on improving Indian cricket. But not everyone had the same feeling. Chappell said that Dravid had a very good initial 12 months as the team was going in the right direction.
Greg Chappell recalls his sour relationships with Ganguly, other seniors during his Indian coaching days. Chappell however added that Sourav’s return to the Indian team once again had its negative effect. Many other seniors in the team, some of whom were approaching the end of their careers. Become more repulsive to change.
Chappell mentioned that the pressure in the second year of his tenure got so much due to the non-cooperation of some senior players. That he decided to quit even though the BCCI was ready to extend his tenure.
It remains to be seen whether stars like Ganguly and Tendulkar respond to Chappell’s comments .