The SeparationIt has started to hit the fan. Tendulkar comes out sparring in his interview. Objectively speaking, if it's a straight contest between the Chappell corner and the Tendulkar corner, then well, it's hard to see Chappell win in a Pawar-helmed BCCI regime. Unless some equations have changed dramatically.
With the luxury of hindsight, one can wonder if the battle for the World Cup was lost when Tom Moody gave way to Greg Chappell. Tom Moody was in the John Wright mould - a man of limited talents, apparently with a much more softer approach. Sri Lanka may have made the better decision, despite their own cricket board being more internecine than India's. Does it also spell the death-knell for accomplished cricketer-coaches? First, Kapil and now Chappell - admittedly both were on either end of the "process" spectrum, but neither pulled it off.
This is more than what even James Bond could handle: this stuff is shaking and stirring like a pinball in a mixie.
Update later in the day: Chappell concedes the bout.