Tendulkar launched scathing criticism on Greg Chappell’s conduct as India’s cricket coach. Sachin Tendulkar launched a scathing criticism of Greg Chappell’s conduct as India’s cricket coach.
Saying the former Australian great tried to disrupt the team by having senior players thrown out.
In his autobiography Playing It My Way which is to released Tendulkar describes Chappell as a “ringmaster.
Who imposed his ideas on the players without showing any signs of concerned about whether they felt comfortable or not”.
During Chappell’s controversial tenure as coach from 2005 to 2007, Sourav Ganguly sacked as captain.
Before the coach himself show the door after India’s shock first-round exit from the 2007 World Cup.
In extracts from the book released Tendulkar says Chappell offered him the captaincy a few months.
Before the showpiece tournament in the Caribbean to replace the incumbent Rahul Dravid.
Sachin Tendulkar Hits Out At ‘Ringmaster’ Greg Chappell
“Just months before the  World Cup, Chappell had come to see me at home and, to my dismay, suggested that I should take over the captaincy from Rahul Dravid,” Tendulkar writes.
Tendulkar launched scathing criticism on Greg Chappell’s conduct as India’s cricket coach.
Anjali [Tendulkar’s wife], who was sitting with me was equally shocked to hear him say that ‘together, we could control Indian cricket for years’, and that he would help me in taking over the reins of the side.
I surprised to hear the coach not showing the slightest amount of respect for the captain, with cricket’s biggest tournament just months away.
He stayed for a couple of hours, trying to convince me, before finally leaving.”
Tendulkar says that he then suggested to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
That Chappell should not sent with the team to the World Cup, but it turned down.
“I don’t think I would be far off the mark if I said that most of us felt that Indian cricket was going nowhere under Chappell,” he wrote.
Tendulkar said several senior players relieved to see Chappell go.
“Which was hardly surprising because, for reasons hard to comprehend, he had not treated them fairly”.
Tendulkar, who retired last year as the world’s leading run-getter in both Test and one-day cricket.
“Chappell seemed intent on dropping all the older players.
And in the process damaged the harmony of the side,” the master batsman wrote.
“I later found out that Greg had spoken to the BCCI about the need to remove the senior players, no doubt hoping to refresh the team.