Australian cricketers, once done and dusted, have displayed this inexplicable vulnerability to an irresistible urge of doing something in and for India.
I assume it's a desire that spreads like one of those typical Australian bushfire.
Like rashes in summer. Or blogging in Bollywood. Or Twittering among celebrities.
Cricket's history, especially its recent chapters, is littered with such instances.
Steve Waugh has been a father figure to orphans in Kolkata while Adam Gilchrist has extended avuncular warmth towards disabled kids.
And now Matthew Hayden wants to open a cricket academy in Chennai.
He can't open batting anymore, at least for Australia, so why not open an academy?
Once an opener, always an opener.
Duty unto death, if you know what I mean.