R Mohan: Dressing room dramas should be there

R Mohan: Dressing room dramas should be there

Post by CiL » Fri, 27 May 2005 11:31:56


++++++++ R Mohan

From the pen of Sunil Gavaskar emerges the tale of verbal abuse of a
popular coach. It is a sad one that serves to further remind us that
what you see in Indian cricket is not always what you get. The myth of
a foreign coach who was so much loved by his players has been
destroyed. The truth, however, is that Wright was part of an evolving
management support system that demanded higher standards from the
players and the team.

Not all players would have responded as warmly to the Kiwi as his
major protagonists Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly. The fact is some
Indian players resented Wrights insistence on physical fitness aspect
to the extent of putting the player off his game.
I know of at least one instance in which the 12th man got an earful
when he tried to pass on Wrights instructions.


at that moment the countrys most successful batsman who nearly scored
200 in a Test match day, the 12th man probably did not inform Wright
of the kind of feelings being generated in his tenure.

More at
http://www.deccan.com/Sports/Sports.asp#Dressing%20room%20dramas%20sh...

 
 
 

R Mohan: Dressing room dramas should be there

Post by Aditya Basru » Fri, 27 May 2005 16:30:03

<snip>

Mohan's style is classic. I love the way he talks about how Yograj
fought with someone in the dressing room, after calling for things in
the dressing room to stay there, and then following it up with "some
things are best left unsaid".

Aditya

 
 
 

R Mohan: Dressing room dramas should be there

Post by Shishir S. Patha » Sat, 28 May 2005 02:34:52


Quote:


> <snip>

> Mohan's style is classic. I love the way he talks about how Yograj
> fought with someone in the dressing room, after calling for things in
> the dressing room to stay there, and then following it up with "some
> things are best left unsaid".

It gets better.  He protects a player's identity by referring to him as "the
country's most successful batsman [at that time] who nearly scored 200 in a
Test match day."

Five issues of Sportstar's editions from 1980s, personally autographed by R
Mohan, to anyone who can guess who this player was.  My guess is Akash
Chopra in the Melbourne Test.

Cheers, Shishir

 
 
 

R Mohan: Dressing room dramas should be there

Post by zRahu » Sat, 28 May 2005 02:53:16

Quote:

> Five issues of Sportstar's editions from 1980s, personally autographed by R
> Mohan, to anyone who can guess who this player was.  My guess is Akash
> Chopra in the Melbourne Test.

> Cheers, Shishir

I am not sure it is Chopra , It is hard to guess it could be Bangar,
Jaffer, Deep Dropgupta, Parthiv   Patel, Agarkar , Kaif
 
 
 

R Mohan: Dressing room dramas should be there

Post by Aditya Basru » Sat, 28 May 2005 06:09:03

Quote:




> > <snip>

> > Mohan's style is classic. I love the way he talks about how Yograj
> > fought with someone in the dressing room, after calling for things in
> > the dressing room to stay there, and then following it up with "some
> > things are best left unsaid".

> It gets better.  He protects a player's identity by referring to him as "the
> country's most successful batsman [at that time] who nearly scored 200 in a
> Test match day."

> Five issues of Sportstar's editions from 1980s, personally autographed by R
> Mohan, to anyone who can guess who this player was.  My guess is Akash
> Chopra in the Melbourne Test.

It's the "at that time" that throws you. If he'd said the country's
most successful batsman [ever], there would have been no option but to
say he was talking about Wadekar (although we all know that Wadekar can
do no wrong).

But the "at that time" opens the field to a whole host of upper middle
class batsmen from Maharashtrian states. He could be referring to
Madhav Apte, Madhav Mantri, Eknath Solkar, Shishir Hattangadi, any of
the Jagdales, Vengsarkar, Manjrekar, or more recently, Pravin Amre,
Vinod Kambli, Amol Muzumdar, Amit Pagnis, or even Wasim Jaffer. He
might well be talking about Hrishikesh Kanitkar or Abhijit Kale, but
I'm not sure how they smell.

Aditya [ It can't be Sehwag, because he's mentioned in the next
sentence. ] Kanitkar

 
 
 

R Mohan: Dressing room dramas should be there

Post by Umes » Sun, 29 May 2005 12:17:26

R Mohan is one of the "shady" characters that visited the indian
dressing room during wadekar's tenure as the coach. He was responsible
for mhambrey and david johnson's inclusion in the side. Later he told
the selectors that he had seen a good fast bowler named noel david -
who would strike terror in the hearts of lara and co. Sidhu found
mhambrey's inclusion not to his liking since bhupinder singh sr. should
have been selected in his place. Hence he fought with azhar - who
thought sidhu was invading his [and bijli's] privacy. So sidhu got the
boot. Later R Mohan thought that his twin-brother-lost-in-a-fair
[mele-me-bhichada-bhai] R B Vijay was india's next ravi shastri - so he
told SRT that there was no option but to take him to australia. SRT
did'nt realize that this was a cunning move plotted with the honorable
YY Lele to ensure that india would lose the series.

~umesh
[This is how R Mohan writes his articles....]