Former Australian captain Greg Chappell has been controversial in his tenure as head coach of the Indian cricket team. As his coach, Sourav Ganguly was forced to lose his captaincy first and he was dropped from the team after that. Former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina believes Team India won the 2011 World Cup due to Greg Chappell. Chappell held the post of head coach of the Indian team from 2005 to 2007. Raina said Chappell formed India’s future team amidst all the controversy during his tenure.
Suresh entered the Indian team under Raina Chappell’s coach and became part of the team that won the 2007 T20 World Cup under MS Dhoni. Not only an aggressive batsman, Suresh Raina is also a part-time bowler and brilliant fielder. Suresh Raina wrote in his autobiography “Believe, What Life and Cricket Touch Me” that Greg Chappell deserves the success that a generation of Indian players have produced. The seeds he sowed saw its fruit later, when we won the World Cup in 2011. Amidst all the controversy of his coaching career, he taught the Indian team the importance of winning and winning.
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In the 2000s, the Indian team relied on Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly to chase the target. Chappell broke this pattern. India won 14 consecutive matches chasing the target under Rahul Dravid’s captaincy under Greg Chappell. Raina praised Chappell for this. He said Greg Chappell taught us to chase the goal. We were all playing well at the time, but I remember that in team meetings about batting, they put a lot of emphasis on chasing goals. The credit goes to Greg and Rahul Bhai. Raina retired from international cricket last year. He is playing for Chennai Super Kings in IPL.