Gurcharan said that it is not right to take credit for the success of the players to the coaches.

Padma Shri awardee veteran cricket coach Gurcharan Singh said that many coaches take credit for the success of players because they used to train in their academy which is not correct. Gurcharan is 87 years old who has coached a dozen international level players like Kirti Azad, Ajay Jadeja, Maninder Singh. He said that Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and Rahit Sharma are such players who are born only once in a generation. He was awarded the Padma Shri this year for his contribution to Indian cricket.

He is the second cricket coach after Desh Prem Azad to receive this prestigious award. He said, “A coach should have his core rights in cricket coaching. If a player becomes a part of training and does simple practice sessions, many coaches claim that the player is their protégé. Gurcharan said, “This thing is completely wrong, even Kapil Dev used to attend my coaching camp in Mumbai, but I still don’t claim that he was my disciple, he is from Chandigarh and he is DP Azad.” is a disciple of ,

He said, “Every coach has a different technique of coaching, the length of the bat is the same, its width is the same but the technique of the coach is different. He said in an interview to PTI that players like Gavaskar, Tendulkar and Kohli will always be great cricketers of India and new players can never fade their legacy. He said, “You cannot make a player like Kohli, you cannot make a cricketer like Sunil Gavaskar or Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma. He is a great cricketer and has left his legacy. New players will keep coming but they cannot replace them. Players like these have always been great and will remain great.

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