By CricketCountry Staff
Melbourne: Dec 16, 2011
Former Australian captain Greg Chappell is set to reveal weaknesses of many Indian cricketers including Sachin Tendulkar to the Australian cricketers.
According to a report in Herald Sun, Chappell will address the Australian team before the Boxing Day Test match next week.
Chappell, the former India coach had earlier revealed in his autobiography Fierce Focus that Tendulkar at times was observed to be “surprisingly fragile” and also “frustrated with his form and wracked with self-doubt.''
Tendulkar, with an average of 60.6 and 11 centuries in Tests against Australia has been the biggest nemesis for the hosts, and Chappell’s insights on the Little Master would prove to be useful for Australia.
Also, Chappell would be sharing his insights about dashing opener Virender Sehwag, who recently set the world record for highest score in One-Day Internationals (ODIs).
Chappell believes Sehwag is immensely talented but at times failed to convert good starts to big scores. He said, "He was, simply put, the best striker of the ball I'd ever seen, including Viv Richards. But his impact on the team's results was not as good as it should have been. When he got off to a flier, they all thought they could get 350.
"They'd go out and slog like him, collapse and before we knew it we were out for 220.
"When he got out early they'd panic.''
"He was a guy I really warmed to, a likeable scallywag, but his problem was he has never had to work at his talent.
"We had conversations about what motivated him. Really, there was nothing. He just loved making runs on his terms.
"If he couldn't get them the way he wanted, he probably wasn't going to.''
"He was good enough that he could get runs when he absolutely needed them. A little bit of suffering may have helped him.'' Chappell said.