Q:With Greg Chappell around, what sort of inputs has he given to the team about playing in India?
Brett Lee: He has been brilliant. The knowledge that he has given us not only about the Indian players but also about the way India works
The bad news is that Chappell is supposed to go back to Australia after the Mohali test.
With Australia increasingly looking like India in 2005 with open displays of on-field dissension, under-performing superstars, a batting like a house-of-cards and bowling as toothless as the law in front of the Thackerays, I was hoping that Greg would stay on a bit longer, till the series was dried and dusted.
Now with Greg gone, Australia has the potential to jump back. [It has been reported that the Aussies approached an old friend of India to help them but he refused to sell his country out.]
I am kidding. I am not implying Australia’s rather insipid performance so far is at all Chappie’s fault. That would be giving the man too much credit. But you have to accept, the man does have the “Vishkanya” touch.
Which is why as an Indian fan, I just want to say “Thank you Greg”. You are henceforth forgiven for your Vision 2007.