Former Team Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh has lashed out at former Team India Australian coach Greg Chappell for disrupting a well knit solid Team India that lead them to perform badly in World Cup 2007.
“When Greg Chappell came as the coach of our side, he disrupted the entire team. I don’t know what motive he came with. No one knows how to disrupt a solid team better than him. Only god knows what was his motive. The entire press was under him. He would make them write what he wanted, he used to do whatever he wanted,” he said in a video interview with former India cricketer Aakash Chopra on his Youtube chat show-Aakash Vani.
“The 2007 50-over World Cup has to be the lowest point of my cricketing career. I thought we were going through such a difficult time and I also thought that maybe it is not the right time to play for India. I felt wrong people were at the helm of Indian cricket, ” Harbhajan said.
The off-spinner said that after noticing Chappell antics he was sure that the former Australian has come to ruin Indian team.
“I felt these people have come to ruin Indian cricket. Who is Greg Chappell? Why is he doing such things? He was trying to divide and lead, he used to do such things. I don’t know what his motive was,” Harbhajan added.
The 39-year-old further said that the team that travelled to the West Indies in 2007 for the ODI World Cup had quality players.
“When I look back at the team that travelled to the West Indies in 2007, it was such a great team. We were just not able to perform as no one was in the right frame of mind, no one trusted each other. When the team is not happy then the results do not go your way, ” He said.