New Delhi: India's pace spearhead Zaheer Khan revealed in an interview to NDTV that Greg Chappell's tenure as coach of the Indian cricket team was the worst phase in his playing career.
Claiming that he could not perform as his place in the side was always under threat, Zaheer said that several senior players were unable to perform under Chappell as they did not know if the coach wanted them in the side ot not. "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 said on NDTV's Walk the Talk show.