Monday, August 01, 2005

Greg's notes

A sneak peek at Greg Chappel's personal notes after match 2 :

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Notes to self

Indian Oil Cup : Dambulla, Sri Lanka : 31st July 2005

1) No bowling to Suresh in future. Dude cannot bowl, need to judge him on pure batting potential

2) Tell Mahindra that he is the 'keeper batsman of the side. No-one's better than Rahul if we wanted a batsman 'keeper. So focus on 'keeping as the primary skill.

3) Tell poor Ashish to cheerfully greet the umpires and match referee before the start of each game. What else can he do ?

4) Tell Virendra to try and go out there and 'play like a test match' since he seems to be more successful in test matches, despite scoring at one-day strike rate !

5) Suresh was nervous and tentative in batting. Need to chat with him, and also work on his backfoot game, especially short stuff.

6) Meanwhile, keep eyes open for future batting prospects for India, the search may not yet be over

7) Tell Yuvraj to go 'chill out'. This was a bowling attack tailor made for his liking. There's something really messed up with his mind it seems. Need to talk to him.

8) ...ummm..after he returns from Mumbai from his 'People for Ethical Treatment of Celebrities' Social Event on Tuesday

9) Remember to nominate Rahul for Nobel Prize towards the end of the year. Note for logbook.

10) Talk to Mahendra. Check if the dude has heard about 'backfoot'

11) Talk to Anil, remind him how great a human being he is, and he is doing great sacrifice for humanity...uhh...Indian cricket team.

12) Tell mother to ask Ian that he should refrain from criticising me too much during his commentary. After all, it reflects poorly on our family. Promise to make it up to him for his LPs that I lost during summer camp in '63.

13) (looking left and right)...hide these notes from media.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I totally forgot that Venu Rao bowls decently.....i need to reduce sehwag's overs till he can restrict them to 3-4 an over.

I also need to get a tape recorder and record some stuff which i can play at every interview...these damn journalists ask the same things everyday!!

August 02, 2005 9:21 PM  
Blogger worma said...

LOL :-) about tape recorder

Yes, besides Rao, 'also see how Yuvraj bowls...on second thoughts...forget that. He can carry drinks.'

August 03, 2005 8:49 AM  
Blogger shakester said...

must keep up with the times. get a greg chapell blog going. get some good hits and fans in the process.

August 03, 2005 11:54 AM  
Blogger worma said...

GC's way. I'll be flamed to hell :-)
Btw, Chappel has a website, did you know ? Not well updated these days, though.

August 03, 2005 7:24 PM  
Blogger shakester said...

yeah I 've been to it but it doesnt seem to have much to say.....besides coaching and learning stuff.....(which is what its for i suppose)

August 04, 2005 8:42 AM  

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