Midas touch empties Eden (too full of cricket?)

A headline in a daily recently screamed, 'Man with a Midas Touch'.  Dhoni-mania had officially gone into hyperbole

updated: April 12, 2011 11:48 IST
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New Delhi: A headline in an English daily recently screamed, 'Man with a Midas Touch'. Dhoni-mania had officially gone into hyperbole... Somewhere on the road to trying to become a journalist, I realised witty headline-writing skills were an asset in the job (disclaimer: I tend to err on the side of caution, so clearly it isn't my asset!). This one left me a bit baffled though…

That fable was about a curse - how too much of a good thing can be bad , that turning what you touch into gold isn't necessarily the way to 'nirvana'.

So as Dhoni and his bleeding-blue boys won the World Cup, basked in the glory, the country (ah, yes that includes me, even though it meant a very busy weekend - and offs sacrificed) rejoiced... The euphoria also meant a bonanza for corporates - as faces for their products, these boys were now, more than ever before, worth their weight in gold.

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