Harbhajan Singh Says Greg Chappell Wanted to Get Rid of Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh Along with Sourav Ganguly

Harbhajan Singh claimed that Greg Chappell used players against each other to create an atmosphere in the team which no one wanted to remember.

Updated: November 05, 2014 00:09 IST
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A file pic of Sourav Ganguly and Harbhajan Singh.

New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar's claims of Greg Chappell being a dictatorial coach seem to have opened a Pandora's box with his then teammate and senior offspinner Harbhajan Singh saying that some players in the side provided "selective misinformation" to the Australian in a phase which "temporarily destroyed Indian cricket". (Tendulkar Calls Chappell 'Ringmaster')

"Chappell destroyed Indian cricket to such an extent that it required at least 3 years to again get back on track. The worst part was some players in that team, who sucked upto the coach and would supply selective misinformation creating bigger rifts," Harbhajan told PTI after excerpts of Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography 'Playing It My Way' described Chappell as "ringmaster". (Zaheer Calls Chappell 'Control Freak')

When asked about his claim that a few players were using Chappell for their gains, Harbhajan said, "When the right time comes, the names will be revealed. Some people thought that just blindly following Chappell would do them world of good without realising that Indian cricket was going nowhere." (Chappell Created Doubts in our Minds: Harbhajan)

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