++++++++ 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.