It's a sport in which India is a powerhouse even on the world stage. Indeed, on the Asian stage in Doha, the Indians were quite unstoppable.
Jayasuriya has not just been productive, he has also been good to watch. He is not jumpy at the crease, writes Akshay Sawai.
I decide to flee Delhi, in an attempt to flee the World Cup. But I make a mistake, writes Poonam Saxena.
The team left the ground, cheered by fans and received a warm reception at the hotel, writes Amrit Mathur.
India have many individual stalwarts, they need to pull together as a team to pull it off, writes John Wright.
Bidding a final farewell
The flight back to Bombay was packed and Sachin’s misery began even before the seat-belt signs were switched on, writes Amrit Mathur.
It's the players who have to perform and a coach is helpless if the team does not deliver, writes Atul Sondhi.
If the Lankans have the best bowling side, then the Kiwis should surely be counted as the second best, writes Javagal Srinath.
Imran Khan says it is harsh to blame Chappell for India's exit from the World Cup.
India may have lost in the WC, but the biggest loss is the retirement of Anil Kumble from the one-dayers, writes Sunil Gavaskar.
The disappointment of not being in the WC subsides, but Sachin is still one of the class acts, writes Glenn Mcgrath.
The BCCI has acted clever, playing a neat flick to deflect criticism towards the players, writes Amrit Mathur.
A great bowling side is never complete without a good captain marshalling his resources well, writes Javagal Srinath.
The thrill of not knowing how deep the Aussie batting side remains the high point for me this World Cup, writes Indrajit Hazra.
Tait's ball swings only in the last few feet before landing. It can be lethal, writes Aakash Chopra.