In 2011, Team India won the World Cup. India’s victory was attributed to skipper MS Dhoni and coach Garry Kirsten.
Mumbai, June 11 : In 2011, Team India won the World Cup. India’s victory was attributed to skipper MS Dhoni and coach Garry Kirsten. However, Suresh Raina, who was in Team India at the time, said that it was Greg Chappell who made Team India the world champions. Suresh Raina is the first Indian to praise Greg Chappell. Chappell was appointed coach of the Indian team in 2005, but his career has been controversial. During his two-year tenure, he and captain Sourav Ganguly had a lot of arguments. Eventually, Sourav Ganguly had to step down as captain. Chappell resigned after the Indian team was eliminated in the first round of the 2007 World Cup.
Team India won the ODI World Cup for the second time under the leadership of MS Dhoni in 2011, while India captained India to the first T20 World Cup in 2007. In his autobiography, Believe, What Life and Cricket Tot Me, Raina talks about Chappell’s influence. Suresh Raina, Sreesanth and Munaf Patel made their debut for Team India while Chappell was the coach. All three players were part of India’s 2011 World Cup winning team.
‘Greg Chappell should be credited with creating a generation of Indian players. The seeds they planted paid off later, when we won the 2011 World Cup. There was a lot of controversy in his career, but he told the team the importance of winning and winning, ‘Raina said in his book.
In the 90s and early 2000s, the Indian team failed in its pursuit of the challenge. But with Chappell as coach and Rahul Dravid as captain, India chased down the challenge and won 14 matches in a row. “We were playing well at the time, but the team meeting focused on chasing the Chapel challenge,” Raina wrote in his book.