Sachin Tendulkar is arguably the best batsman in world cricket as he holds numerous records in the gentleman's game. He started his cricketing career at a tender age of 16 back in 1989 when India had toured Pakistan. At such a young age, Sachin had to face the likes of Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and others who had comprised of a fierce bowling unit back then. To date, the Master Blaster holds the most number of centuries in both Tests and One Day Internationals and at the same time, he remains the top-run getter in both the formats as well. Even after retirement, the Little Master has been following the Indian team very keenly. However, there was also a time when a man of his calibre had to go through the worst phase in life.
Sachin has experienced many low points in life during his 24-year illustrious cricketing career. However, the Master Blaster has gone on to say that 2007 was the lowest point of his career while speaking to a news channel. The batting maestro said that he did not enjoy that phase Indian cricket at all because they were not going in a good direction and he just felt that there was something drastically wrong with Indian cricket. The leading run-scorer in Tests and ODI's then went on to say that the thought process was wrong and what they wanted to achieve was not a common goal as there were individuals thinking in the team and he felt that the atmosphere was not healthy in the dressing room which needed to change.
The Indian team led by Rahul Dravid were one of the strong favorites to win the World Cup in 2007. Nonetheless, their campaign suffered a huge setback after an upset against Bangladesh. They did manage to beat Bermuda but a loss against Sri Lanka in a must-win game brought curtains down on their campaign and they suffered a first-round exit.
Sachin Tendulkar then said that the worst phase ended in the very same year i.e. after the forgettable 2007 World Cup campaign where there was a sudden and overnight transformation in the team when the players showed a tremendous amount of body language and energy on the field along with cohesiveness which was the element that the Men In Blue had missed. Tendulkar then mentioned that once Venkatesh Prasad, Robin Singh, Chandu Borde, Lalchand Rajut, etc. came together and when Gary Kirsten and Paddy Upton joined, things started to change from there.
The rest, as they say, is history as India went on to lift the inaugural edition of the ICC World T20 in 2007, become the top-ranked Test side in 2009 and win the World Cup for the second time after a long wait of 28 years in 2011 at Sachin's own backyard, the Wankhede Stadium where India also became the first host nation to lift the coveted trophy.