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newscricketa month ago

Irfan Pathan was happy to play any role for the team, reveals Greg Chappell

Australian legend and former Indian head coach Greg Chappell has praised Irfan Pathan as someone who was happy to play whatever role the team assigned to him. Irfan, having announced his retirement from the game last week, had clarified that blaming Chappell for his downfall was a cover-up.
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newscricketa month ago

Played last game at 27 when cricketers start their career, admits Irfan Pathan

Former India quick Irfan Pathan clarified that talks of Gregg Chappell ruining his career is a cover as his performance went down due to a change in his role in the side. Pathan praised the way his skippers, Ganguly, Dravid and Kumble, enhanced his skills and backed him up in the middle.
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featurecricket4 months ago

Dada will do wonders for Indian cricket, endorses VRV Singh

From being a lethal pacer for Punjab to being Chandigarh's first coach, Vikram Raj Vir Singh has made this transition look easy. Looking back at the third Test match of his career in 2006, VRV shared his experience batting with Sourav Ganguly, who was making his comeback in international cricket.
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newscricket5 months ago

Reports | Graham Manou replaces Greg Chappell as Australia’s talent manager

Cricket Australia has announced that former Australia wicket-keeper Graham Manou is set to take over from Greg Chappell as the new national talent manager. Chappell, who was appointed by the national cricket board in 2011, will be retiring at the end of this month after nine years of service.
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newscricket5 months ago

Australia to appoint more contemporary cricketers as national selectors post Greg Chappell's exit

As Australia's current selection panel’s tenure comes to an end after the Ashes, they are set to overhaul the entire selection panel over the next six months. The change is about to be brought up, keeping the upcoming T20 World Cup in mind, as selections will need some fresh perspectives.
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newscricket8 months ago

Yuvraj Singh hated cricket and I made him love cricket, says Yograj Singh

Yuvraj Singh’s father Yograj Singh, a former India cricketer, revealed that his son was not keen on playing cricket as a kid but eventually fell in love with the game. Yograj added that if it wasn’t for the knee injury Yuvraj suffered under Greg Chappell, he would have broken all ODI records.
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newscricket9 months ago

Ravi Shastri has a good understanding with Virat Kohli and is a great man manager, says Anshuman Gaekwad

Anshuman Gaekwad has stated that Ravi Shastri has done a great job by making Virat Kohli the boss of the team, and he likened that to the way he used to operate as the coach of the Indian team in the 1990s. Gaekwad has also added that Shastri is a great man manager and complements Virat Kohli well.
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newscricketa year ago

Greg Chappell could have handled media better, says John Gloster

Former Indian Cricket team physio John Gloster has stated that during the Greg Chappell-Sourav Ganguly controversy, perhaps the former India coach could have handled the media in a better manner. The controversy was highly publicized and may have led to India’s downfall at 2007 Cricket World Cup.
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newscricket2 years ago

Reports : BCCI’s Yo-Yo test benchmark lowest among all nations

According to reports, the 16.1 score prescribed by the BCCI for the mandatory Yo-Yo test is the lowest among the top teams of world cricket. England and New Zealand have set the cut-off at 19, South African has set it at 18.5, Sri Lankans have it at 17.4 while Pakistan too has it at 17.4.
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newscricket2 years ago

Suddenly from Maharaj, I had joined the ranks of the oppressed, recalls Sourav Ganguly

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly admitted that the whole situation involving then India coach Greg Chappell and himself catapulted his image from an undisputed king to just another peasant. Ganguly said that losing the captaincy in 2005 was a big disappointment at that time in his career.
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