Reputations don’t matter. Performances do. How often have we come across this phenomenon – in the world of sport as indeed in the world of business. A case in point is the performance ( or should we say non-performance) of the Indians in the first cricket Test in Colombo recently. The much vaunted Indian batting crumbled to lose the Test to Sri Lanka in the fourth day itself. The margin of defeat ? A staggering innings and 239 runs. The scorecard makes sad reading.