If film stars are minor deities here in India, then Indian cricketers are too. It would appear though that Mohammed Azharuddin is now a fallen idol, causing weeping in the streets with the Hammer of Damocles over his head as the Indian cricket board judges him for match fixing. Even his house is being vandalized and his motorbikes burnt.

Believe this last action is now just something Indians do for fun if they are bored. Several were set aflame by fans outside Rajkumar’s house while they were waiting for him to return not so long ago too. So they do it when they’re happy, they do it when they’re angry - what do they do when they’re really drunk?