Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh says that the 2007 world cup was the lowest point of his career. He said that the atmosphere was not right in the team. Despite having big names in the team, India lost to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and was out of the world cup in the very first round. He also said that because of an inappropriate atmosphere, the players were not able to trust each other.
“When Greg Chappell came as the coach of our side, he disrupted the entire team. I don’t know what motive he came with. No one knows how to disrupt a solid team better than him. Only god knows what was his motive. The entire press was under him. He would make them write what he wanted, he used to do whatever he wanted,” he said in an interview.
"The 2007 50-over World Cup has to be the lowest point of my cricketing career. I thought we were going through such a difficult time and I also thought that maybe it is not the right time to play for India. I felt wrong people were at the helm of Indian cricket."
“I felt these people have come to ruin Indian cricket. Who is Greg Chappell? Why is he doing such things? He was trying to divide and lead, he used to do such things. I don’t know what his motive was,” Harbhajan added.
Harbhajan even mentioned that the primary reason behind the World T20 win in 2007 in South Africa in spite of having a young set of players was the joyous environment in the dressing room where everyone was able to click with each other effortlessly.