New Delhi: Former India captain Suresh Raina surprised everyone when he said that India won the 2011 World Cup because of Greg Chappell. Let us tell you that Greg Chappell has been the coach of Team India from the year 2005 to 2007, who is known for his disputes with Sourav Ganguly.
Greg Chappell is known for controversies
Greg Chappell had to resign as coach after India’s exit from the group stage in the 2007 World Cup. Suresh Raina has told in his book that the Indian team learned to chase big totals because of Greg Chappell and Team India learned to win matches.
Suresh Raina praises Greg Chappell
Suresh Raina told in his book that due to the hard work that Greg Chappell did on Team India, India was able to win the 2011 World Cup. Suresh Raina said that according to me, Greg Chappell should be given maximum credit for changing the condition of the players of the Indian team. I have learned a lot from Greg Chappell.
Raina and Dhoni have played under Chappell’s coaching
Suresh Raina said that if we think separately about the controversy associated with him, then he taught Team India to chase big totals and win too. Apart from Suresh Raina, veteran players like MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir have played under the coaching of Greg Chappell.
Raina said he was playing well under Chappell’s coach
Suresh Raina said that we were playing well under Greg Chappell’s coach, but I remember he had a meeting several times regarding the run chase. The credit for this should go to both Greg Chappell and Rahul Dravid. During that time I, Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni had fixed batting order and we learned the pressure to chase and win during that time.