Melbourne: India's controversial former cricket coach Greg Chappell claims the biggest regret of his tumultuous three-year stint there was the fallout with senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar with whom he simply failed to "communicate" properly. (Also see: Sourav was the biggest 'panicker': Greg Chappell)
Chappell, who served as India coach from 2005 to 2007, admitted in his new autobiography 'Fierce Focus' that he tried to push hurried improvements in the team which led to his downfall, especially after his relations with senior players such as Tendulkar soured.
"My biggest regret was falling out with Sachin over him batting at number four in the one-day team. It was a shame because he and I had some intense and beneficial talks together prior to that. My impatience to see improvement across the board was my undoing in the end," writes the former Australian captain.