If you are an Indian, you either love him or hate him. There is no middle ground.
For some he is the incarnation of the Cricketing God. For others he is a Human with Clay Feet, especially when it comes to World Cups.
When he breaks a record, the pendulum swings left. One camp goes overboard and keeps reminding us that he is God, God & God.
When he goes through a lean patch, the pendulum swings right. The other camp questions his place in the team and thinks he should retire!
The truth, I think, lies somewhere in between.