Chappell to address Aussies to "demystify" Sachin

Published: Saturday, December 17, 2011, 10:23 [IST]
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Greg to reveal chinks in Sachin's armour

Melbourne, Dec 17: Former India coach Greg Chappell will address the out of form Australian cricketers before the first Test starting on December 26 to reveal the chinks in Sachin Tendulkar's armour, according to a report.

A report in 'Daily Telegraph' says, Chappell will address the Australian team next week on how to tackle the likes of Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag in the gruelling Test series beginning in Melbourne.

"Chappell will address the Australian squad for the first Test next week and he is the one man with the knowledge to demystify the champion (Tendulkar) Australia never feel they have got to the bottom of," the report said.

"To Australian bowlers Tendulkar has been the master they have never mastered. He averages 60.6 with 11 centuries in 31 tests against the Aussies making him the greatest Aussie basher of his generation," it said.

Chappell, in his just released autobiography 'Fierce Focus', has said that Tendulkar was "surprisingly fragile" during a particular phase in his career when he had to cope with struggling form and a tennis elbow injury.

According to the report, Chappell, who had a controversial three-year stint as India coach from 2005-07, will be able to give insights into the character of the Indian team including the explosive opener Virender Sehwag, a player he greatly admired.


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