Sachin Tendulkar Says Greg Chappell Would Thrust Players In Front Everytime India Lost

Sachin Tendulkar said former India coach Greg Chappell liked to stay prominent in the media, unlike his predecessor John Wright and successor  and Gary Kirsten, who preferred to stay in the background.

Updated: November 04, 2014 15:49 IST
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Happier days? Sachin Tendulkar and Greg Chappell together in practice.


New Delhi: Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar is critical of former India coach Greg Chappell's propensity to hog the limelight when the going was good but had the habit of leaving the players in the lurch when all went downhill. (Tendulkar Calls Chappell 'Ringmaster')

In his to-be-released autobiography 'Playing it My Way' Tendulkar writes: "I remember that every time India won, Greg could be seen leading the team to the hotel or into the team bus, but every time India lost he would thrust the players in front. (Chappell Created Doubts in our Minds: Harbhajan)

In general John (Wright) and Gary (Kirsten) always preferred to stay in the background, but Greg liked to be prominent in the media."

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