November 11, 2012

The old-school coach

With overseas debacles in England and Australia, Duncan Fletcher hasn't had the best of starts to his tenure as India's coach, but it's too early to write him off, writes Bharat Sundaresan in Indian Express.

It would be unfair to link India's struggles abroad to Fletcher's apparently dwindling prowess as a coach. Fletcher perhaps is used to the criticism. In the past too, his way of working has been misunderstood. A story goes that a few days into his appointment as coach of county Glamorgan back in 1997, the players and the management feared they had hired a "mute". But as former England offspinner Robert Croft reveals, the Welsh county would soon realise the worth of Fletcher's nous as he immediately led them to their first Championship trophy in 28 years

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