So while India was the David in ODIs, it was the Goliath in Tests. And so the fall was even greater. In the past, bad Indian teams have lost 0-2 and 0-3. In the really distant past, really bad teams have lost 0-4. But how does a world champion team and one the greatest Indian XIs lose 0-4? That's a great mystery.
India were always suspect against the new ball, so when the partnership of star opening batsmen Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir was not there to shield us in all the innings, we were always vulnerable. Harbhajan Singh had been out of form for ages. The English pacers were in prime form. And the multiple injuries, including that of pace spearhead Zaheer Khan simply finished us off.
But despite all that, nothing explains the 0-4 drubbing we got in England to take us straight to the Number 3 spot in Tests.
Image: England's Graeme Swann, center, celebrates with teammates after taking Gambhir's wicket in the fourth Test against India in