Greg Chappell has hit back at Sachin Tendulkar's claims that the Aussie coach had wanted to remove Rahul Dravid ahead of the 2007 World Cup. Talking to an Australian cricket website on Tuesday, Chappell said he never contemplated Tendulkar replacing Dravid as captain.
In his autobiography - Playing it My Way - which will be released on Thursday, Tendulkar has claimed that Chappell, then Team India coach, visited him at his home and suggested that he substitute Dravid as captain. Tendulkar has slammed Chappell's divide-and-rule policy. (Also Read: Dravid Could Not Control Chappell, Says Ganguly)
Reacting to cricket.com.au, Chappell said: "Whilst I don't propose to get into a war of words, I can state quite clearly that during my time as Indian coach I never contemplated Sachin replacing Rahul Dravid as captain.