It is but natural for us, ardent lovers of cricket, to be sorely disappointed with our cricket team's dismal performance in the World Twenty20. Our heroes' bad play of short-pitched fast balls, inept bowling and lacklustre fielding were disappointing. No wonder there is a torrent of criticism against Dhoni & Co. Our cricketers are a pampered lot; money power has not succeeded in producing a strong, talented, disciplined cricket team.
At the best of times, Indian cricket fans can be adulatory, worshipful and loving.
Equally, when crossed, they can be angry and bitter. Success cannot be guaranteed, Indians have no monopoly over it.