Respect and love for great opposition players
India has a long tradition of loving and cherishing opposition players who play well but humble in personal life. India always appreciates Wasim Akram, though he took more than 40 wickets against India, for his charm and outstanding bowling skills that mesmerised everyone one. Wasim also belongs to India’s arch-rival Pakistan but Indian fans love him a lot even after his retirement.
We have often seen Indians are cheering for AB de Villiers even when India is playing against South Africa. In 2015 December South Africa set a 400 plus total in an ODI de Villiers was at his best the Wankhede fans cheered him a lot though he was battering Indian bowlers.
Who says Indian fans are biassed. They love almost every great cricketer and great cricketers also paid back Indian fans with great innings.