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2007 World Cup was lowest point for Indian cricket, says Sachin Tendulkar

Tendulkar says Team India witnessed a lot of changes after the first round exit from 2007 World Cup

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Sachin Tendulkar
Former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar at the launch of Apnalaya and Mumbai First initative supported by MCGGM 'Mission 24' at the BMC headquarters in Mumbai.

Legendary cricketer today said the phase around the was the lowest for

Tendulkar said the team witnessed a lot of changes after the first round exit from the in the West Indies and the move eventually reaped huge dividends.

"I think 2006-07 we were possibly our lowest (phase). We didn't qualify for the Super 8 stage of the But we got back from there and started fresh thinking, we started moving in a new direction," the right-handed batsman recalled at a programme here.

"We had to make a lot of changes. And once we had planned what we had to achieve as a team, we were committed to it and the results followed," he added.

In the 2007 Cricket World Cup, the Rahul Dravid-led India lost to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in group stages to crash out in the opening round.

"We had to change a lot of things. Whether they were right or wrong we didn't know. The change did not happen overnight. We had to wait for results. In fact, it took me 21 years of my career to lift that beautiful World Cup trophy," said Tendulkar.

Tendulkar was part of the Indian squad which lifted the 2011 World Cup under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

First Published: Tue, September 12 2017. 16:45 IST