What they said

"A lot of hard work has gone into the preparation in the last year and to be knocked out of the tournament so early is a huge disappointment for all of us."

— Rahul Dravid, India captain.

"I think it's a collective responsibility. We didn't play well enough and it is a disappointment that everyone has to share."

— Greg Chappell, India coach.

"All credit to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. India were pathetic and not good enough to remain in the tournament."

— Kapil Dev, captain of the 1983 World Cup-winning Indian team.

"I think there is a big question mark on Greg's (Chappell) future. He was brought in with the specific aim of taking India to the top and that has not happened. His position will be debated."

— Sunil Gavaskar, former India captain.

"Our team has disappointed me and the nation. The Indian Board is the only Board which provided maximum facilities to the players. The expectations from the team were quite high. Losing or winning happens in the game but the performance against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka was not at all up to the mark, especially the batting and fielding."

— Sharad Pawar, BCCI President.

"It is disappointing. This is not what we deserve. They didn't play well at all. No partnerships. You don't win matches unless there is a team effort."

— Aunshuman Gaekwad, former India batsman and coach.

"No one seems to care about such losses. It is disappointing, pathetic and frustrating. The team members lacked everything, including the fighting qualities.

I do not mind if they lose a match, but surely not in this manner. It's as good as an innings defeat in terms of Test cricket."

— S. Venkatraghavan, former India captain and international umpire.