A look at him and the selectors had this eerie feeling that they have seen future.
Those who sedulously tarred the walls of his Allahabad residence had this doubt that he did not try enough in 2003 World Cup.
Chappell, on his part, suspected he was a Ganguly henchman, who might spike his drink and then wait round the corner with a country-made gun.
And now umpires report him for a suspect bowling action in a Ranji match!
Show me a cricketer who has dealt with more doubt, suspicion and mistrust than Mohammad Kaif and I'll show you a liar.