Have you heard of The Great Sachin Pendulum? That's the extreme reactions that Sachin Tendulkar gets.
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.