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?There?s a definite sense of insecurity? - Chappell is first concerned about himself... His happiness counts most, says Team India player LOKENDRA PRATAP SAHI Greg Chappell Calcutta: It?s unclear just how many of his wards genuinely respect Greg Chappell, but Tuesday?s SMS-leak hasn?t increased the coach?s popularity among those who share the dressing room. ?The SMS confirms what most of us realised a long time ago ? that Chappell is first concerned about himself... His happiness counts most... Everything else comes later,? remarked one of the Team India players in a chat with The Telegraph. Speaking some hours after returning from the World Cup, he added: ?Some of us got to know about the SMS as we were leaving the West Indies, others during transit in London... It?s not nice knowing that the coach wasn?t pleased with the bunch that went to the World Cup... I wonder why he didn?t make an issue when the selection was done?? Among other things, Chappell?s SMS to a Bangalore-based journalist some days after the 15-strong squad was picked, talked of his unhappiness and chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar?s reluctance to take youngsters. ?The allegation about seniors ganging up (to keep out youngsters) can?t do much for team spirit... This leak couldn?t have come at a worse time... Confidence is low... We?re depressed and there?s a definite sense of insecurity,? the player said. However, it?s comforting that ?nobody? wants to indulge in a blame-game. ?The good thing is that we?ve realised nothing can be gained by blaming X or Y... We didn?t set out to, but the reality is we failed collectively... It?s terrible being back home so soon.? The janata may want to lynch the players, but they need space and time to prepare for the challenges ahead: Chiefly, the tour of England, a home series versus Pakistan and the tour of Australia. Incidentally, Chappell?s SMS has landed Board president Sharad Pawar too in an awkward position. After all, the national team is announced only after the supremo?s consent and, clearly, like the selectors Pawar felt the best had been picked. Chappell was contracted till the World Cup and the ?mood,? so to say, is against an extension. Sources, though, inform that somebody very influential in the Board is ?lobbying? to keep him on board. ?This person is known to have strong views on players and holds them alone responsible for their failure... It?s to be seen whether anybody gets convinced about the need to continue with Chappell,? is how one source put it. Chappell was among those who landed in Mumbai late on Wednesday, but Board secretary Niranjan Shah (who received the ones who touched down there, with chief administrative officer Prof. Ratnakar Shetty) insisted they didn?t really interact. ?Whatever is to be communicated will be done on April 6, when the president meets the captain (Rahul Dravid), coach and the manager (Sanjay Jagdale),? Shah maintained. He added: ?You must not expect developments between now and then...?

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I think the anonymous player is Rahul Dravid
i dont think, Dravid will do it.... he is very classy.... it wouldnt remain anonymous, if it came from the cappo, u know.... my hunch says kumble or Agarkar....

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I think the anonymous player is Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid in a chat with the Telegraph? That is like Bill Clinton chatting with Fox news. The only time he talked to them, he gave the interviewer a dress down. My bet is on someone like Harby.

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?The good thing is that we?ve realised nothing can be gained by blaming X or Y... We didn?t set out to, but the reality is we failed collectively... It?s terrible being back home so soon.?
These quotes are very close to what Dravid had to say, after the SL loss

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These quotes are very close to what Dravid had to say, after the SL loss
these kinda lines were pioneered by Dravid.... but mus be stuck on everyone's lips after all these losses and hearing these lines again and again from his mouth......

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My hunch is It is Ganguly
"Speaking some hours after returning from the World Cup" Big shot hasn't returned. He is vacationing in London.

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My hunch is It is Ganguly
"Speaking some hours after returning from the World Cup" Big shot hasn't returned. He is vacationing in London.
There you go again!! :shrug: or maybe it was just a safety concern considering that he lives in Kolkata where cricket fans can be volatile :chin:

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or maybe it was just a safety concern considering that he lives in Kolkata where cricket fans can be volatile
cricket fans there are volatile towards the rest, not towards their own, however mediocre...... heck, can u believe, Arun lal was hailed as the prince before Ganguly came on the scene...

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Arun lal was hailed as the prince before Ganguly came on the scene...
That's news to me but funny nonetheless. :hic: Thankfully I never had the misfortune of watching him play. He is easily one of the most annoying commys I have seen in my life!! :wall: Only Ranjeet Fernando can top this guy!! :hic:

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My hunch is It is Ganguly
"Speaking some hours after returning from the World Cup" Big shot hasn't returned. He is vacationing in London.
There you go again!! :shrug: or maybe it was just a safety concern considering that he lives in Kolkata where cricket fans can be volatile :chin:
Hey I have no problems if he wants to vacation. But he is Mr. Big Shot as far as I am concerned. Needs to be told after playing 300 ODIs that 3 RPO against Bangladesh isn't going to be enough. :shrug:

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Re: ?There?s a definite sense of insecurity? if it came from a player it has to be bhaji cause only bhaji can say there is 'sense of insecurity', abbee you lost of bd , were knocked out in 1st round what were you expecting captaincy ??

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sounds like kumbles...very calm language' date=' tact etc. -- it's definitely a senior[/quote'] Could be vroom. From the quotes it appears its one of the karnataka boyz (Dravid or Kumble). Tendu is not as articulate, but given his nature of interaction with the press, he wont venture into such activities. I'd have expected a Bhajji or a Sehwag to be a bit more scathing. So Dravid or Kumblez is my guess.

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My hunch is It is Ganguly
"Speaking some hours after returning from the World Cup" Big shot hasn't returned. He is vacationing in London.
Who said so? Ganguly is back in Kolkata amidst huge reception from cricket fans at Kolkata. I saw it in the news as they were showing what happened after each player reached his home-city!

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Re: ?There?s a definite sense of insecurity? here is my question to the player who made this comment. If according to you chappell is a selfish moron then why dont you be the first one to put your hand up and admit India lost because you as a player couldnt perform. THis player is pointing finger at Chappel but not willing to accept even he is part of the lost team.

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. THis player is pointing finger at Chappel but not willing to accept even he is part of the lost team.
I thought this meant that he was a failure too along with others:
?The good thing is that we?ve realised nothing can be gained by blaming X or Y... We didn?t set out to, but the reality is we failed collectively... It?s terrible being back home so soon.?

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