Sachin Tendulkar Reveals Greg Chappell Wanted Rahul Dravid Dropped as Captain

In his autobiography, Sachin Tendulkar writes that Greg Chappell told him he and the player could 'rule Indian cricket for years.'

Updated: November 03, 2014 20:00 IST
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Greg Chappell was Team India coach between 2005 and 2007.


New Delhi: Dropping a bombshell, Sachin Tendulkar has disclosed that the then India coach Greg Chappell had made a "shocking" suggestion to him to take over India's captaincy from Rahul Dravid months before the 2007 World Cup in West Indies. (Greg Chappell created doubts in our minds, reveals Harbhajan)

"Together, we could control Indian cricket for years", the Australian told Tendulkar during a visit to his home when he offered to "help me in taking over the reins of the side" from Dravid, the master batsman writes in his autobiography "Playing it My Way" due for release on Thursday. (Chappell tenure worst of my career, says Zaheer Khan)

Tendulkar is scathing in his criticism of Chappell who was the national coach from 2005 to 2007, describing him as a "ringmaster who imposed his ideas on the players without showing any signs of being concerned about whether they felt comfortable or not".

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