And you thought the John Wright era was all fun

John Wright keeps surprising us with snippets from his book coming out in the media, about how things were during his tenure. It all seemed like fun times from the outside, but it does look like there was a lot of strange stuff (not so strange given we are talking of the Indian team) going on out there.

The latest example is his account of Sehwag’s casual dismissal … amazing how he has to almost apologize for the incident. Money in the head of these new cricketers is spoiling the whole fun nowadays.

I wonder how it is now that Gangs is gone and the disciplinarian Chappell is at the helm.


4 thoughts on “And you thought the John Wright era was all fun

  1. Yeah, isn’t it funny? I guess its the stature of the coach that is important. Madan Lal has gone on record saying that Azhar told him, “how much do you earn? how can you tell me what to do and what not to do?”! The players need to feel that the coach is helping them and must be respected and the coach should indeed be helping them, on account of his skills, expertise, etc. Chappell may be different, in that respect, I guess..

  2. RPM says:

    @spm: yea, it is quite bizarre how it is portrayed when the coach is around and how it unravels after the coach quits/is fired. let’s see what chappell’s book says 🙂

  3. Yeah, Chappell’s book will certainly be interesting.. especially the gory details of the Ganguly episode. I wonder of course, as to who buys these books, who reads them..? Its nice to read an occasional piece as it comes in the papers, but like, I would not go beyond a chapter or two, of a John Wright book, for example..

  4. RPM says:

    @spm: Yea, now that I think about it … I don’t know any die-hard cricket fan who would go out and buy the book. I am perfectly happy with snippets and excerpts 😉

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