Thank you Greg Chappell for your assessment of Indian Culture and Cricket

Greg, you haven’t changed from the time Oz played that match against the Kiwis. Remember how you instructed your brother Trevor to bowl the last ball underarm to prevent the Kiwi batsman from hitting a run because if he did your side would have lost the game? I suppose from where you come from this is called Cricket, a gentleman’s game.

Your assessment of Indian Culture is right, we don’t have leaders in our country or for that matter in cricket. Maybe you can send some ozzies to India to lead us, teach us how to be second class citizens like your lot has done to the aborigines.

As for the “Poms” as you so eloquently put it, they did more for India and its people than what your lot took away from the Aborigines.

Australian culture is reflected in the Aborigines. The culture that you belong to was/is/will always be an oxymoron, where foreplay is a chilled can of Fosters.

G’day mate.


ADELAIDE: In a vicious attack on Indian culture and Indian cricket team of which he was the coach, Greg Chappell has said that the side lacked leaders because parents, school teachers and coaches made all the decisions in the Indian system.

“The (Indian) culture is very different, it’s not a team culture. They lack leaders in the team because they are not trained to be leaders. From an early age, their parents make all the decisions, their schoolteachers make their decisions, their cricket coaches make the decisions,” Chappell said.

“The culture of India is such that, if you put your head above the parapet someone will shoot it. Knock your head off. So they learn to keep their head down and not take responsibility.

“The Poms (British) taught them really well to keep their head down. For if someone was deemed to be responsible, they’d get punished. So the Indians have learned to avoid responsibility. So before taking responsibility for any decisions, they prefer not to,” Chappell was quoted as saying during a promotional event for his book ‘Fierce Focus’.