Valson can never forget Lata Mangeshkar's concert in Delhi which ensured that BCCI was able to reward each member with Rs 1 lakh.
Dhoni might be ranked as one of India's most successful captains, but after the England tour, questions were raised on his approach to batting.
The first Indian captain to win a Test series on Australian soil, Kohli will be leading a team which has its own share of worries but is not short of game-changers, a must in a big ticket tournament.
As two news balls are now used during the course of each inning, the role of spinners has become all the more important in terms of containing the batsman and picking up wickets in the middle overs.
He was given good support by Andrew Symonds and Darren Lehmann who scored 59 and 50 respectively to help Australia post an imposing 301 on the board.
Their 1999 campaign was aided by Shane Warne's brilliant wicket taking abilities. the legendary leg-spinner finished as the highest wicket-taker alongside New Zealand's Geoff Allott with 20 wickets.
Ashish Nehra was consistent as he bowled with a disciplined line and length putting the pressure on English batsmen.
Azhar, who led India in three World Cups (1992, 1996 and 1999), also felt not much should be read into Kohli's poor run as captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL.
Archer has impressed in the lucrative Twenty20 Indian Premier League this season for the Rajasthan Royals, where his teammates included established England all-rounder Ben Stokes.
Wasim Akram got the ball rolling by reducing Australia to nought for one, bringing the ball back to get rid of Adam Gilchrist.
As the game had become dull and one-sided, Kapil Dev decided to entertain the audience with his batting.
Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez, each of whom played in the 2007 World Cup, have been named in this edition's Pakistan squad.
The Jamaican was on course to smash the fastest fifty in ODI history but ran out of deliveries
Shoaib Akhtar was not satisfied with the milestone and wanted more as he came out to bat as the number 11 with Craig White's three wickets putting Pakistan out of game at 80/9.
Both Smith and Warner were introduced to the new culture of team, when they spent time with the squad in the UAE ahead of the concluded five-match ODI series against Pakistan.