''The star system is well and truly ingrained in the Indian team and things won't improve, certainly not on the overseas Test match front, until this is changed,'' Chappell said yesterday in the Hindustan Times. ''The problem is that the star system is part of India's general culture and it's going to be difficult to change the approach in the cricket team.
''The average Indian fan is satisfied if Tendulkar scores a hundred but the team loses.
''India … needs to become a group of cricketers who perform as a team. It doesn't help when a number of those individually bright stars are playing for their own survival.
''Recent successes in all forms of the game has led to sloppy habits instead of a work and thought ethic that will bring prolonged success.
''Australia has played hard, competitive and smart cricket while India has just capitulated.''
What has been implied?