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'It's A Lose-Lose Situation'

Going through the security check, people stop you for autographs/photographs. If we don't pose for photographs, they'll think we're arrogant. If we do, we can cause delays

'It's A Lose-Lose Situation'
'It's A Lose-Lose Situation'
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How do you handle your fans in Ranchi?

When I land in Ranchi, there's a queue of people outside my house, asking for autographs or wanting me to pose for photos. It's very tough. If you sign just a couple of autographs, others are grievously disappointed. It's better not to sign a single one. And if you are signing, sign at least 15-20, so that no one goes back unhappy.

Is fame a difficult thing to handle?

It is. At times, you're irritated. Normally, we're the last passengers to board the plane. Going through the security check, people stop you for autographs/photographs. The plane gets delayed and the passengers blame us for the delay. If we don't pose for photographs, they'll think we're arrogant. If we do, we can cause delays. It's a lose-lose situation for us.

Come on, it surely feels good as well.

Yes, but you also feel embarrassed. Imagine, you're coming from a long practice session. You have your pads on, two bats in one hand, and your keeping gloves in the other. Then a child stops you for an autograph and you have to...
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