New Delhi: It would not be an overstatement to term Indian cricketers are demigods.
The love and adulation showered upon them by fans is incomparable to any other country in the world.
At times it becomes extremely hard for these much-loved players to lead a normal life due to fan frenzy.
Sometimes they come across as arrogant due to their unwillingness to meet fans and sign autographs.
Hence the perception about players, especially the newer lot, is that they aren't as humble as the previous generation of Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar.
While perceptions may not necessarily be true, the fact remains that today's cricketers are virtually inaccessible with their lives being governed by agents and managers.
Interestingly, India's Test opener and Kings XI Punjab skipper Murali Vijay has turned out to be rather different.
From playing with his school friends to himself requesting a 'young' fan for a selfie, the Tamil Ladu cricketer seems to be living the simple life despite his riches.
Vijay appears to be a grounded human being who has definitely not forgotten where he came from.