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Old February 28, 2016, 08:18 PM
shovon13 shovon13 is offline
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Originally Posted by Kingslayer
Um. Kohli is in a different level. I don't think any of our players have the ability to do what kohli does. So he is not really a good example. I know people like to hate on kohli, but gotta give credit where it's due
I disagree. India started getting generational cricketers like Gavaskar, Tendulkar, Kohli only after a cricketing structure was firmly established in their country. We are just starting to get there. I would say Mustafiz may be our first generational star (if he is able to play many matches while sustaining current top-10 level performance). Don't see one yet in batting.

Examples of generational cricketers in other countries -
Pakistan - Imran Khan, Wasim Akram
Srilanka - Muttiah Muralitharan, Kumar Sangakkarra
New Zealand - Richard Hadlee, Martin Crowe
other countries have many more. Zimbabwe sadly had none (Andy Flower the closest one) before their cricket plummeted.

Definition used: a generational cricket is one who by himself gives his team a chance to win every match, and who actually does it for a career. We never had any before, but Mustafizur may be the first one who gives us this sort of trump card. He has the ability to randomly go off for a 5 wicket opening burst (like Wasim did), and win the match. Shakib was the closet one before, whose presence meant we were going to at least fight in every match.
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