Hardly 1%, Gary Kirsten Did 99% Of The Work – S Sreesanth On Paddy Upton’s Impact On India’s 2011 World Cup Campaign

Former India National Cricket Team pacer S Sreesanth, who was once a member of India’s squad that received the Cricket World Cup 2011 below the management of MS Dhoni, has mentioned that then-coach Paddy Upton hardly ever had an have an effect on on India’s title-winning marketing campaign and it was once then-head trainer Gary Kirsten, who did many of the paintings.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Tuesday, introduced the appointment of Paddy Upton because the psychological conditioning trainer of the India National Cricket Team.

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Speaking to mid-day, S Sreesanth mentioned that Upton is again within the group simply because he had labored with present India head trainer Rahul Dravid in previous.


“Hardly one per cent. Gary (Kirsten) did 99 per cent of the work. He [Upton] was just an assistant to him. He is back because he has worked with Rahul bhai earlier [at RR]. Rahul bhai will surely use him well because he is a good yoga teacher,” Sreesanth mentioned.

Former India cricketer added that Kirsten was once a ravishing trainer and he had began making plans for the World Cup 2011 in 2008 itself.

“Gary was a wonderful coach. Each and every player will agree with this. He had this vision when he came in for the CB Series in 2007-08 [Australia]. I clearly remember Gary telling me, [Suresh] Raina and a few others while fielding that whoever has the ambition to win the 2011 World Cup, this [the CB Series] is where it starts. So, he had this vision, which was amazing,” recalled Sreesanth, who featured in 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20Is.”

I don’t assume Upton can do wonders – S Sreesanth

S Sreesanth
S Sreesanth (Image Credit: Twitter)

Former India National Cricket Team pacer additional mentioned that Upton can’t do “wonders” for the facet. He added that if India organize to win the impending ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, all of the credit score will have to pass to the pinnacle trainer Rahul Dravid and the gamers.

“I don’t think he [Upton] can do wonders. If we win the T20 World Cup, it will be because of the players and the experience of Rahul bhai [Dravid]. We have a great unit, but I don’t think that the man who you are talking about [Upton] is going to make much difference,” Sreesanth mentioned.

“Even when you play domestic cricket, you have to be mentally fit. So, the conditioning is happening [already],” added Sreesanth.

Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Dravid
Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Dravid. (Photo: Twitter)

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