Former Australia captain Greg Chappell feels that Steven Smith is a worthy candidate to lead the national cricket team but adds he is not the only choice if Michael Clarke decides to step down some day.
Sachin Tendulkar and him wearing left pad first every-time he went out to bat are every cricket fans anecdote. But the batting maestro revealed another innocuous bit during the launch of his much anticipated autobiography on Wednesday.
Stephen Fleming's six-year partnership with Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the Chennai Super Kings has been a successful one but the former New Zealand captain rates countryman Brendon McCullum and Australian Michael Clarke as better ODI captains at the moment.
Sachin Tendulkar gave up the captaincy of the Indian cricket team as the pressures of leading the side was "affecting him as a person" and he was unable to "switch over" even when he was with his family.
BCCI Joint Secretary Anurag Thakur on Wednesday supported Sachin Tendulkar's claim that the Australian had made a "shocking" suggestion to him to take over India's captaincy from Rahul Dravid months before the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies.
Sachin Tendulkar's much-awaited autobiography 'Playing It My Way' was launched on Wednesday in the presence of some of his former teammates, celebrities and family members at an engrossing ceremony in Mumbai.
It seems the much anticipated Sachin Tendulkar autobiography, 'Playing It My Way' has already brought a bolt or two into the Indian cricket. In the build up to the high profile book launch, slated for November 6, his contemporaries have started opening their accounts on what is right or wrong. And if the trend continues, Indian cricket will see some stalwarts of the game taking on each other.
On Monday, an excerpt of the upcoming autobiography of Sachin Tendulka, Playing it My Way was released where he slams the former Indian coach Greg Chappell and questions his integrity. Will more such controversies erupt when the book finally hits the stands?
Coming out strongly in support of Sachin Tendulkar in his criticism of Greg Chappell, former India cricketer VVS Laxman on Monday said the dressing room atmosphere during the Aussie's two-year tenure as national team coach was the "worst".
Veteran Indian cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan on Tuesday backed Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar's claims over former Indian coach Greg Chappell, where he termed the Australian as 'ringmaster' during his rein.
The volley of allegations against Greg Chappell continued with former India batsman VVS Laxman saying on Tuesday that the Australian took "Indian cricket backwards" during his two-year tenure as the national cricket team's coach.
Sachin Tendulkar's claims of Greg Chappell being a dictatorial coach seem to have opened a Pandora's box with his then teammate and senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh saying that some players in the side provided "selective misinformation" to the Australian in a phase which "temporarily destroyed Indian cricket".
India's premier speedster Zaheer Khan on Tuesday revealed that Greg Chappell had told him back in 2005 that the fast bowler "would never play for India" till the time he would remain at the helm and termed the period under the Australian as the "darkest phase of Indian cricket".
Former India coach Greg Chappell hit back at Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday stating that the claims made by the latter in his autobiography is untrue. Tendulkar had accused Greg Chappel of being a "ringmaster" who imposed his ideas on players.