New Delhi.With the start of the second phase of IPL 2021, former Pakistan opener Salman Butt, John Buchanan, the former coach of Shahrukh Khan's team Kolkata Knight Riders, has made a big disclosure about it. He said that even though Buchanan had made Australia the world champion as a coach. But they should not be glorified. Because in their meeting the players used to get tired and think. Butt played for KKR in the first season of IPL in 2008. Buchanan was then the coach of the team.
Butt said on his YouTube channel that there is no doubt that John Buchanan was a very high-tech coach. He used to take long team meetings. I have also run teams. But I have never been a supporter of such long meetings where players fall asleep exhausted. Buchanan was associated with different teams around the world as a coach but none of his projects were successful.
Australia would have been champion even without Buchanan: but
hesaid on the success of Australia under Buchanan's coach that the Australian team was very strong then. Even if that team doesn't have a coach, it doesn't matter. What I am saying, many Australian players have also written the same thing in their books. Buchanan was a decent man. But glorifying his coaching is absolutely wrong. You give such a player to any coach in the world and the result will be the same.
Buchanan was the coach of KKR,
Buchanan stayed with Kolkata Knight Riders for 2 years and the team's performance in both the years under his coaching was poor. After this, he was removed from the post. In the very first season of IPL in 2008, the news of a rift between him and KKR captain Sourav Ganguly made a lot of headlines. Apart from Australia, Buchanan also worked with the team of New Zealand and England.
Australia won 3 World Cups under Buchanan's coach.
Between 1999 and 2007, Australia had won the ODI World Cup 3 consecutive times under. Then the command of the team was in the hands of Ricky Ponting and for a decade Australia ruled the cricket world. Some people attribute this success of the team to the then-coach Buchanan. But some believe that he inherited a great team that could have won without him.
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