Team India is gearing up for the ICC World Test Championship final with Australia. The Mne in Blue will also compete in the 2023 ODI World Cup later this year. India last won the World Cup in 2011 under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. Since then, the sub-continent team has consistently failed to click in the important moments.
The 2007 World Cup was the worst of all for India. India were eliminated from the group stage after losing to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Former India player Virender Sehwag has recalled the disastrous campaign in West Indies.
He said the 2007 team was the best in the world. In 2007, Rahul Dravid was the captain and had players like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, and Anil Kumble in the squad.
‘The defeat in 2007 hurt more, We were the best team in the world. We lost in the final in 2003 and won the World Cup 2011, but we didn’t have such big names ever,” Sehwag told Gaurav Kapur on Breakfast with Champions.
“We were confident of reaching the next stage in 2007. We had a two-day break after the league stage. So when we were eliminated, we had no tickets to return and had to stay in Trinidad and Tobago. I didn’t call for housekeeping or step out of my room,” he added.