What he said:
“He [Sachin Tendulkar] is an inspiration to all of us older guys, because he was written off a couple of years ago, ironically by one of our selectors, and the fact is he has proved him wrong.”
Simon Katich informs the Australian press that selectors are not infallible, pointedly referring to Greg Chappell’s comments on Sachin Tendulkar in the past.
What he really meant:
“If Sachin can bat, bowl and field—at his age—with the abandon of youth, can’t I, too? A big X for Greg.”
What he definitely didn’t:
“Greg prodded and spurred Sachin to greater heights.”
“Saurav Ganguly will vouch for Greg’s excellent track record.”