Indian cricket has changed more in the few years of this century than at any other comparable period in its history. There was the match-fixing to begin with, a scandal that ended the career of a popular captain. This was followed by the arrival of a new captain and redemption, as India began to win Test matches abroad. Later, India won World Cups in two formats, their greatest batsman, Sachin Tendulkar retired, as did their greatest bowler, Anil Kumble. The Board of Control for Cricket in India established its suzerainty over world cricket, there was a second fixing episode, and the Supreme Court had to intervene to sort out the mess.
Two events occurred in 2007 that changed world cricket too.