The world may not have ended in 2012, but for those who have a stake - emotional, financial or otherwise - in Indian cricket's results on the field, it may well have felt like doomsday was near. India played nine Tests, of which six were at home, and still had a ledger that showed only three wins against five losses. Two of those three wins were against New Zealand, ranked eighth in the world.
In One-Day Internationals, the only team India had a winning record against was Sri Lanka. Four wins in the World Twenty20 helped give the team a marginally higher than 50 percent win record, but were not enough to make the semifinal of the event.
The record, of course, gets worse if the second half of 2011 is included, and Test cricket is in focus. India last went through a phase of losing eight (or more) Tests in a row overseas only back in the 1959 to 1968 period.