Kolkata: Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said cricket great Sachin Tendulkar stood by him during his dispute with then team coach Greg Chappell.
Ganguly, then captain of the Indian team, developed serious differences with Chappell between late 2005 and early 2006 that resulted in his removal as skipper and then axing from the Test side in January 2006.
"When I developed a distance with Chappell, Sachin stood by me. When I was dropped, I thought it was a fight between Chappell and Ganguly. When I returned to the Indian team after months, I found it was Chappell versus everyone. There was a battle of nerves between Sachin and Chappell," Ganguly said in an interview to a Bengali news channel.