Former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad uncovered. That Australian coach Greg Chappell once rejected Deepak Chahar. And told him to stopped cricket and find another job. Back at that point, Chappell was working with Rajasthan Cricket Academy.
Prasad revealed it on Twitter. After the 28-year-old Chahar played a match-winning game. In the series-clinching of the second ODI win against Sri Lanka. Chahar is at number eight, hit an 82-ball 69. Not just to help India notch up a three-wicket win. In the second ODI against Sri Lanka on Tuesday.
“Deepak Chahar was rejected by Greg Chappell at RCA for his height and told to look at a different occupation. And he single-handedly won a match with not even his primary skills,” Prasad tweeted.
“Moral of the story- Accept in yourself and do not take abroad coaches as well truly,” said the 51-year-old Prasad who played 33 Tests with 96 wickets between 1996 and 2001.
Chappell was designated Rajasthan Cricket Academy’s Chief of Cricket. Within the past IPL chief Lalit Modi. Also, after he surrendered from India coach’s position.
“There are off-course exceptions but with such wonderful talent in India. It’s time that teams and franchisees consider having Indian coaches. And mentors as much as possible,” said Prasad.
Chappell’s two-year residency as India’s head coach was riotous. Sachin Tendulkar in his book. ‘Playing it My Way had indeed called Chappell a ringmaster. They forced his thoughts on players without being concerned whether they felt comfortable around them or not.
However, before Chappell, India was a destitute chaser. In a year after he arrived. They went on to win 17 progressive matches, a batting moment. It was amid his residency that India won. In test arrangement within the Caribbean after 25 a long time in 2006. India too enrolled first Test triumph in South Africa amid Chappell’s time.