Batting maestro in his autobiography, has accused former India coach Greg Chappell for imposing his ideas on players. Tendulkar's not holding back narration on the Australian coach's role has also got approval from his contemporaries including Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh.

The legend has disclosed that Chappell had made a 'shocking' suggestion to him to take over India's captaincy from Rahul Dravid months before the 2007 World Cup in West Indies.

Sachin says Greg Chappell wanted him to replace Dravid as skipper in 2007 VVS Laxman supports Sachin Tendulkar's criticism of Greg Chappell Rahul while Dravid denied Sourav Ganguly's claims on inability to control Greg Chappell.

Further elaborating on the coach's bid to replace Dravid, Tendulkar writes, "Just months before the World Cup, Chappell had come to see me at home and to my dismay, suggested that I should take over the captaincy from Rahul Dravid.

The cricketing legend says that he had rejected Chappell's proposition outright. "He stayed for a couple of hours, trying to convince me before finally leaving"

It may be mentioned here that Chappell was appointed coach of the Indian national cricket team for a two-year term until the World Cup 2007. While he was the coach of the Indian team, several Indian cricketers criticised his methods.

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