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 thoughâ€¦
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.