Tendulkar said the Indian cricket team witnessed many changes after the first round’s exit from the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies and the movement finally reaped huge dividends.
“I think 2006-07 they were possibly minor. We did not qualify for the Super 8 stage of the 2007 World Cup.
“But we came back from there and started to think again, we started to move in a new direction,” he recalled in a program here.
It was the phase during which Greg Chappell was the helm as coach of India, perhaps the most turbulent holding in Indian cricket marred by its public consequences with Sourav Ganguly and some of the other older Indian players.
“We had to make a lot of changes, and once we had planned what we had to achieve as a team, we committed to it and the results went on,” added Tendulkar.
In the 2007 World Cup, India led by Rahul Dravid lost to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in the group stage and crashed in the first round.
“We had to change a lot of things, we did not know if they were good or bad, the change did not happen overnight, we had to wait for results, in fact, it took me 21 years of my career to raise that beautiful Cup World, “said Tendulkar.happy wheels
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