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cricman
February 15, 2005, 10:18 PM
I see alot of people comparing Ash to Shahid Afridi so i thought to ask what u guys think.

Here's the Cricinfo summary on Ash
On September 8, 2001, at the Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo, Mohammad Ashraful turned a terrible mismatch into a piece of history by becoming the youngest man, or boy, ever to make a Test century. Bangladesh still crashed to heavy defeat, but Ashraful brought hope and consolation with a sparkling hundred, repeatedly dancing down the pitch to hit the Sri Lankan spinners, including Murali, back over their heads. It was the day before his 17th birthday according to some sources, and 63 days after it according to others; either way, he broke the longstanding record for the youngest centurion set by Mushtaq Mohammad when he made 101 for Pakistan against India in 1960-61 (17 years, 82 days). Ashraful had started out as a specialist legspinner who could bat a bit,before maturing into an opener from the Shahid Afridi school of carefree strokeplay. Bangladesh's surfeit in that department meant that he began his Test career at No. 6. His legspin now lacks menace, but the wicket of Andy Flower on one-day debut suggests some potential.

Andrew Miller (October 2004)

Edited on, February 16, 2005, 3:29 AM GMT, by cricman.

only reason i put ths up is because some of u say it will be another 2/3 years before ash pulls of another 158,it ill happen much quicker than some of you guy's think.

Edited on, February 16, 2005, 10:31 PM GMT, by cricman.

amarbangla@msn.com
February 15, 2005, 10:55 PM
why you guys comparing afridi to ashraful... afridi is a genius player and ash... long way back... that dosent mean that i dont support ash.. but you shouldn't contrast him with afridi... thats all

Sham
February 15, 2005, 11:03 PM
Afridi is a genius player??

He is nothing more than a brainless slogger! However, he is quite a decent leggie!

2007WcSemifinalist
February 15, 2005, 11:03 PM
ash's contribution will be way better than Afridi in future..just write it down.
Afridi wants to hit every balls where ash plays longer innings....

cracky
February 16, 2005, 12:36 AM
Ash is a classy player(maybe bit inconsistant due to his age). Afridi is trash, Who just know to whack bat predetermindly. He should have been a baseball player , not cricket. You cannot even compare him with ash.

Also ash is becoming mature in every match. He is very much eager to learn from his mistakes. Just give him some more time, you will see.


Edited on, February 16, 2005, 6:11 AM GMT, by cracky.

fwullah
February 16, 2005, 12:51 AM
If you just compare the difference in stats between them - you may bring out this poll. Meaning - their batting average quite similar.

But the fact is that while Shahid Afridi is a good leg spin One Day bowler, Ashraful would never become a good bowler; on the contrary, Afridi will never become a proper batsman like Ashraful is.

In batting, when Ashraful started his International career, he may have proved to come from 'Shahid Afridi school of free strokeplay', but not any more.

Also, if you look at any player's general batting average of Bangladesh and Pakistan in one form of the game, you will find that while Ashraful's batting average (in tests) is on the 'specialist batsman's side, i.e., all the specialist batsman of Bangladesh have a batting average of above 20s, but all the specialist batsman of Pakistan have a batting average of above 30s, if not in the 40s; where Afridi's batting average is on the 20s. So how can you compare the two of them?

bourny3
February 16, 2005, 01:14 AM
Just as inconsistent.

mahbubH
February 16, 2005, 01:29 AM
>>>>> Afridi is a genius player??

Hahaha .... wrong thread I guess. Even Pakis would not say this. Hahaha....

Edited on, February 16, 2005, 6:29 AM GMT, by sports_fan_bd.

opu_87
February 16, 2005, 05:48 AM
ashraful is better i think because playes bad ball and defence good ball where afridi just slogs everything and stays in the cries for very little time.
:fanflag:

bdmoderator
February 16, 2005, 05:51 AM
Voted for just as inconsistant.

offcutter
February 16, 2005, 09:16 AM
Don't feel you can compare the two. Afridi is slogger, Asraful more of a classic type. Afridi is a role player, Asraful a mainstay.

Asraful (despite his inconsistency) is the type of player you can build you batting around. He has the goods. While Afridi is talented in his won right he cannot be considered that.

Spitfire_x86
February 16, 2005, 09:18 AM
Originally posted by Sham
Afridi is a genius player??

He is nothing more than a brainless slogger! However, he is quite a decent leggie!
He's the best in brainless slogging though! :lol:

BDthegreatest
February 16, 2005, 09:30 AM
Such questions shud never rise . I believe ash will be considered to be one of the greatest by the end of his career. Afridi just lacks his class.

:fanflag::fanflag::fanflag:

cricket_pagla
February 16, 2005, 09:53 AM
both r gud but INCOSISTENT :P

AsifTheManRahman
February 16, 2005, 10:02 AM
this comparison is meaningless. ashraful is one of the most elegant batsmen in the side with all shots in the book under his belt. afridi is merely a "parar cricketer"

Fazal
February 16, 2005, 10:21 AM
cricman,

What will be next poll? Is Gullu is better than, Shoeb Akhter?

cracky
February 16, 2005, 10:56 AM
new Poll:

is Alok Kapali better than Sridevi ?

Shaan
February 16, 2005, 11:38 AM
I believe oneday Ash will dominate the world cricket:fanflag:

AsifTheManRahman
February 16, 2005, 11:39 AM
Originally posted by cracky
new Poll:

is Alok Kapali better than Sridevi ?


trust me, a lot of south african women will say yes ;)

cisco-guy
February 16, 2005, 12:28 PM
Originally posted by AsifTheManRahman
Originally posted by cracky
new Poll:

is Alok Kapali better than Sridevi ?


trust me, a lot of south african women will say yes ;)

hmmm..what's with South African women :rolleyes:?

couger
February 16, 2005, 10:08 PM
Originally posted by offcutter
Don't feel you can compare the two. Afridi is slogger, Asraful more of a classic type. Afridi is a role player, Asraful a mainstay.

Asraful (despite his inconsistency) is the type of player you can build you batting around. He has the goods. While Afridi is talented in his won right he cannot be considered that.

I agree.

couger
February 16, 2005, 10:10 PM
Originally posted by cisco-guy
Originally posted by AsifTheManRahman
Originally posted by cracky
new Poll:

is Alok Kapali better than Sridevi ?


trust me, a lot of south african women will say yes ;)

hmmm..what's with South African women :rolleyes:?

I'm not sure but I think there was poll in South Africa during the last World Cup and Kapali was voted one of the sexiest cricketers or something like that. Maybe Cisco Systems is talking about that.

itswaps
February 17, 2005, 04:52 AM
will Shahid Afridi be better than Ash ?

Shehwar
February 17, 2005, 06:19 AM
Hmm..interesting comments by everyone....well i feel Ash will definitely have a better average than Afridi by the end of his career....However I feel Afridi has a better hand-eye co-ordination; thus is a better striker of the cricket ball...So if ur talking about consistency--Its Ash.....But as far as strike-rate and brutal hitting of the criket ball goes---Afridi...Cheers...

bdboy
February 17, 2005, 07:54 AM
Well, Ash already better than Shahid Afridi.
However, You can say "Will Ash be better sloger than Afridi". Am i right?

cricman
March 27, 2007, 04:24 AM
Me thinks this was my first thread it was either this or Tendulkar playing vs BCB XI in the Duleep Trophy.

I was burned for making this thread, no I was lynched for making this poll now all of a sudden we beat India and the New Thread button has become ever so popular and honestly people don't know what in the world there posting and clicking. I just want this embarrassment of mine be shown again and be a lesson to everybody who has become New Thread happy. Unnecessary 444444 or outttttt in Match threads are much better ways to get you post count up. I'm think T_E wrote about this but nobody payed attention and I thought bringing this up again just might help people cool off the New Thread clicks.


So girls and guys cool down with the http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/images/BanglaCricket/buttons/newthread.gif (http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/newthread.php?do=newthread&f=25)

naz_kuwait
March 27, 2007, 05:01 AM
i think pakis keep s.afridi in their team just for some enjoyment! where as ashraful is the backbone of bd batting( u agree oor not ,doesnt matter,its the reality)!!!!!

rakib28
March 27, 2007, 05:33 AM
I personally believe Afridi and Ashraful are 2 different kinds of player. Their batting style is different. Only comparison is that none of them have made justice to their batting talent. But unlike Afridi, Ash has a long career ahead of him and he can change his batting ave. significantly.

Tigers_eye
March 27, 2007, 08:03 AM
When people read they will understand what you are trying to say. We are here to make our voice heard, not read someone else's long lectures. Spot on Cricman. Post #26.

metallian
March 27, 2007, 01:45 PM
ash's contribution will be way better than Afridi in future..just write it down.
Afridi wants to hit every balls where ash plays longer innings....

you are right but i think every team needs an afridi type of player.it brings excitement to the fans.fans wait to see afridi hit 6's than inzi making 100 off of 130 balls.it sells more tickets.I enjoy watching big hitters like tanim/ash/aftab play; it unleashes excitement, and gives us hope to turn the games around!

Protic
March 27, 2007, 05:05 PM
Ashraful is better. If he was a Australian player..he would have had a career average of 50+ runs. Afridi is no way near..he doesnt even have all the shots in his book.

Farhad
March 27, 2007, 08:30 PM
Me thinks this was my first thread it was either this or Tendulkar playing vs BCB XI in the Duleep Trophy.

I was burned for making this thread, no I was lynched for making this poll now all of a sudden we beat India and the New Thread button has become ever so popular and honestly people don't know what in the world there posting and clicking. I just want this embarrassment of mine be shown again and be a lesson to everybody who has become New Thread happy. Unnecessary 444444 or outttttt in Match threads are much better ways to get you post count up. I'm think T_E wrote about this but nobody payed attention and I thought bringing this up again just might help people cool off the New Thread clicks.


So girls and guys cool down with the http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/images/BanglaCricket/buttons/newthread.gif (http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/newthread.php?do=newthread&f=25)

Why? Its not really that bad of a thread. Especially now...Afridi is going waaaaaaaay down

Fazal
March 27, 2007, 09:06 PM
ya ya... Ash needs to be betta
Nailey Khabey Pita

Cricket Crazy
March 28, 2007, 03:57 AM
I think Ash gona be better than Afridi. But at the moment Afridi is better and this is because he got 5 years more experience than Ash.

yaseer
March 28, 2007, 04:45 AM
No comparison really between Ash and Afridi.....they are different players......i hope we will never find any similarity between ash n afridi.

naz_kuwait
March 28, 2007, 05:52 AM
its useless comapring ash and afridi! wat a rubbish thread!!!

rah
March 28, 2007, 12:09 PM
its useless comapring ash and afridi! wat a rubbish thread!!!

thank u bhai. dey both r gud players but jus inconsistent

ruja1810
March 28, 2007, 01:13 PM
Lets open another thread saying "Is Afridi taller than Ash?"

mildwind
March 28, 2007, 02:54 PM
cricman,

What will be next poll? Is Gullu is better than, Shoeb Akhter?

:floor: :floor: :floor: o man

Farhad
March 28, 2007, 04:32 PM
lol....cricman...looks like your whole idea of bringing this thread back backfired....

cricman
March 28, 2007, 04:35 PM
lol....cricman...looks like your whole idea of bringing this thread back backfired....

looks like your right but if a few more stupid polls/thread come up i might have to pull of an allrounder.

Mods lock this thread because the discussion is pointless.

thasan
March 29, 2007, 07:14 AM
new Poll:

is Alok Kapali better than Sridevi ?

:floor::floor::floor:

afridi might be genius. but he cant be compared with our ash.
ash has matured a lot. i was really surprised to see his batting against barmuda.
i think basher (or anyone in our team) wouldnt be able to match that

Locutus
March 31, 2007, 09:54 AM
hahahaha..... Sorry. Thats all I have to say. It like comparing the moon to the sun.

Rabz
April 1, 2007, 08:57 AM
Afridi...who?