Do you think Greg Chappel is right in blaming the players of India?
April 6, 2007 4:42am CST
In the wake of a heartbreaking end to India's World Cup dreams comes the inevitable blame game. Played out in the media, with either side pulling no punches. The coach Greg Chappell has reportedly said that senior members of the team have "absolutely no respect for the management" and that "they were too haughty to handle." Others have joined the chorus. Like Chappell's brother and former Australia captain Ian Chappell who recently said Sachin Tendulkar has been on the decline for a while now, suggesting he is playing for himself, not the team. The players are stunned, tearful, on a counter-offensive. They have accused the coach of repeatedly leaking the team's game plans to the media. On Tuesday, Sachin Tendulkar said: "What hurt us most is the coach has questioned our attitude." In the days to come, both the coach and the players will have to answer uncomfortable questions. Captain Rahul Dravid as early as on Friday, when cricket board officials meet in Mumbai to review the team's World Cup debacle. Do you think the coach is right in blaming the players, especially the seniors, for their attitude? Or are the players in the right?