Originally Posted by Fazal
He shouldn't and he will never remind you a Sakib or tamim even in the best possible scenario. Abul is a FB and Sakib is an (spinner) all-rounder and Tamim is a pure batsman.
In a best case scenario, he may remind us a mashrafee in making. But if he doesn't and he flops big time with no sign of improment and promise...then no harm done.... at some point you cut loss and you realize he may not be ready for prime time and move on with another youngster in the waiting line. In my opinion that's how you search and find the next gem. FB can come and shine early in their lifetime where as it takes time for a spinner to shine and dominate. ofcourse there are always some exceptions.
So how long will it take for the selectors to move on from him? How long before my eyes are relieved of the pain of watching him spray it all over the place and lose his undies in the process?
Mashrafe crashed into the scene at 147 km/hr and with 4 wickets against Zimbabwe (the real Zimbabwe side, not the one made up of the current wannabe's). Abul crashed into the scene with 20+ runs off an over off a puny 15 year old in U-19 cricket.
Edit: Oh no wait, he crashed into the scene earlier, when he lost us an all-important game in the U-19 WC two years ago, from a winning position.