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Monday, December 19, 2011

Sourav Ganguly Says Greg Chappell is 'MAD' and Dravid hasn’t Courage

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels Greg Chappell's presence in the Australian dressing room, in trying to plot the downfall of Indian batsmen, won't be of much benefit to the home team.

There was no love lost between Sourav Ganguly and the then India coach Greg Chapplle, but the former Indian captain has taken their feud a step further by calling the Australian "mad" and also added that Chappell has proved to be a failure in every coaching-related project he has taken up, which is enough proof that the fault lies with him. The people should realise that the problem lies with him, he is the one making mistakes. A person can be wrong once but if he commits the same mistake again and loses his job for that, then that man to me is mad," said Ganguly.

By recalling Chappell's restrictions, Ganguly He (Chappell) made mistake after mistake, but the then captain Rahul Dravid never had the guts to stop Chappell from his wrongdoing. Rahul Dravid is such type of a person who wants that everything goes smoothly. He knew that things were going wrong, but he had no courage to revolt and tell him (Chappell) that he was doing wrong as Chappell’s rule in life was my way or the highway," he said.

Before this ganguly was called a "panicker" The Australian said he had refused to be Ganguly's "henchman". And now Ganguly said Chappell never really had the welfare of Indian cricket on his mind and was too focussed on implementing his plans. You can say that Greg Chappell's foresight and thinking was not cricket-oriented. He came here with a personal vendetta and it didn't work with Indian cricket said “Ganguly”

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