Personally, I like to judge myself based on the standards that I set myself, which are independent of the standards that others have set for themselves or the standards that they have achieved, or failed to achieve. Now when it comes to sports, I do tend to extend that to the players I like. Narrowing that down to Mushy's performance in the SLPL, while he might not have done badly enough compared to others to have gotten chopped, he still should have performed beyond that one half century and should expect to get dropped for not doing so. He should, IMO, hold himself to high standards (not saying he doesn't) and as a fan, I will measure his success/failure against those standards, not the ones achieved by, say, a lowly Birt.
Screw the IPL, I'm going to the MLC