New Delhi: Former India coach Greg Chappell might have been forced to make an unceremonious exit after failing to produce desired result in World Cup 2007 but Suresh Raina believes the Australian did a great service to Indian cricket as far as promoting the youngsters are concerned.
"Greg Chappell has always ensured that youngsters get their due in the Indian team. And it is because of him only that the likes of RP Singh, (MS) Dhoni, Murali Karthik and others could able to play in the Indian team," said Raina.
The left-handed batsman also praised the then captain Rahul Dravid for inspiring him to move ahead. "He is a very focused and disciplined player. You would never see him talking lightly. I really owe to him for showing faith in my abilities," Raina, who cut his teeth in the ODIs under Dravid's captaincy in 2005 against Sri Lanka, told a news channel in an interview.