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John Wright describes Dalmiya as ‘best boss’

Former Indian cricket team head coach John Wright has described late Jagmohan Dalmiya as a “pragmatic” cricket administrator and “best boss” he has worked for.

Wright, who coached India between 2000 and 2005, said that Dalmiya, who passed away on Sunday, was a “tough” but “fair” boss.

“I am very sorry to hear about Mr Dalmiya’s passing away and as I look back at our time together when I was coach of India, he was probably the best boss I have worked for. He was a tough but fair boss,” Wright said in his column for ‘Cricinfo’.

“I enjoyed working for him because he was <g data-gr-id="22">tough</g> but he was fair. And he always did what he said. I had a lot of time for him...we gained a great friendship and respect for each other,” said the New Zealander.

“He cared about the team very much and he cared about Indian cricket. But he was pragmatic enough to know that if things weren’t going well, then something would have to be done and it would probably start with the coach.”

Wright said what he “loved” about Dalmiya was his non-interference.

“The thing I loved about him as a boss was that he never interfered, but you knew very well where you stood with him.
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