India's 2007 World Cup Squad: Where Are They Now?
The 2007 Cricket World Cup was hosted by the West Indies. Despite having a formidable squad with the most iconic players, India failed to make it past the group stage.
The Men in Blue were pitted against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Bermuda in Group B.
17 March 2007. Indian fans who have been following cricket for a while now will never be able to forget this date. It is the day when India suffered a defeat against Bangladesh and the hefty blow virtually eliminated them from the World Cup.
India batted first after winning the toss but were only able to post a total of 191 on board. Ganguly was the top scorer as he made 66 off 129 deliveries. Yuvraj Singh also chipped in with a well-made 47 off 58 deliveries but the others were not able to trouble the scoreboard much.
The fifties from Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Tamim Iqbal helped The Lions chase down the total in 48.3 overs. It remains one of the most popular victories in Bangladesh cricket history.
India faced Bermuda in their 2nd match and completely demolished the opposition. They put on 413/5 after being put in to bat. In response, Bermuda could only amass 156 runs and India won the match by a massive 257 runs.
A defeat to Sri Lanka in the final group match was the nail in the coffin and the Indians were eliminated from the 2007 World Cup.
Australia were crowned the Champions after their dominating display throughout the tournament.
In this article, we take a look at where India's squad of players during 2007 World Cup is now.
#1 Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly was the opener in all 3 of India's matches during the 2007 World Cup. Although the veteran stroke-maker scored 66 against Bangladesh, he was heavily criticized for playing a slow inning.
The Bengal-born player has had a brilliant career otherwise and is regarded as one of the best batsmen of all time.
The 46-year-old amassed 7212 runs in 113 Tests at an average of 42.17 and 11363 runs in 311 ODIs at an average of 40.73. The talismanic leader was a key cog of the team during his prime.
Ganguly was famously known as 'Dada' and the Prince of Calcutta. The left-handed player announced his retirement from International cricket in 2008 but played Kolkata Knight Riders and later Pune Warriors India in the IPL.
Dada is currently the President of the Cricket Association of Bengal. The God on the off side is also appointed as the President of the Editorial board with Wisden India. Besides this, Ganguly is a member of IPL's technical committee.