McGrath differs with Buchanan’s multiple captain theoryApril 6th, 2009 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Legendary Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath Monday deferred with his former coach John Buchanan’s theory of multiple captains and said that a cricket team should have one captain.
McGrath, who will be playing for Delhi Daredevils in the second edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), said that he was surprised at Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) coach Buchanan’s four-captain theory.
“I am not sure why he (Buchanan) has come up with this idea. I have played under him for a long time and he had a lot of such theories, maybe this is another. I think what he meant was that there should be one captain while other players should help him in decision making,” said the 39-year-old Australian.
McGrath said that being a good captain was a tough job and his success depends on the team.
“I feel senior players in the team should know their role and come forward and help the captain in decision making. But at the end of the day their should be one leader on the field and he should be accountable for all the decisions,” he said.
On Sunil Gavasakar’s criticism of Buchanan’s idea and KKR owner Shah Rukh Khan’s rejoinder, McGrath said that media seem to be thriving on the controversy.
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