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Old August 8, 2007, 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by capslock

Can we please put a moratorium on the words 'next' and 'superstar' and any combination of the two when it comes to referring to our players?
Exactly my thoughts Capslock.

I mean, what do you mean by "next superstar" Sohel bhai?
We are yet to have our first superstar.

Ashraful is what can be described as "Superstar-in-making-for-a-long-time"...
he is the closest thing to a "star" in our team...

the rest is more like flashlights....passing comets...

Quoting you, "In 16 innings of FC cricket, he has averaged 34.36 with two 50s and one 100 with a highest score of 114* with an average strike rate of 55.23."

Now thats a far far away from being anything but the "next superstar" stat.
IF he had an outstanding average of 50+ with a SR of over 70 with atleast couple more big centuries, that would hv been an indication of "rising star" and something out of ordinary among the BD standard.

But, to brand a guy "superstar" who has played only handful number of our D-grade national league with an 30-something average is quite a big and premature call.

Long long way to go.

I wont jump on that bandwagon as yet.
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