Former India head coach Greg Chappell has slammed Sourav Ganguly. According to him, Ganguly wanted to keep the captain’s job to control things, and he was not interested in improving his game. Chappell, who coached Team India from 2005 to 2007, spoke to the Cricket Life Stories podcast and opened up on various aspects of the game.
Towards the end of his conversation, he also spoke about his coaching tenure with India. The former player revealed that it was Ganguly who approached him for the coaching job.
“Ganguly was the one who approached me about coaching India. I had other approaches but I decided that since John Buchanan was coaching Australia… I would love to coach the most populous, fanatical cricket country in the world, and that opportunity came about because Sourav, who was the captain, made sure that I did,” he said.
He further added that Sourav wanted to be the captain.
“The two years in India were challenging on every front. The expectations were ridiculous. Some of the issues were around Sourav being captain. He didn’t particularly want to work hard. He didn’t want to improve his cricket. He just wanted to be in the team as captain, so that he could control things,” Chappell added.