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I have seen it towards the end of IPL. 

 

Abhishek Sharma had a stellar season. Everyone jumped on his hype train (It was his first bog season). He failed three playoff matches, these campaigners seems to have humbled, now he was called a choker, the same tag they have been using for Kohli for long. 

 

This is a typical ICFer's story. All to familiar. 

 

 

The circle goes like this--- 

1. A player does great in few IPL match, he is declared as next big thing. 

2. They start criticizing for not scouting this player earlier (his earlier record may have been poor). 

3. The player makes his debut because of the performances. These guys start chest thumping. 

4. The player fails in first matches, he is termed overrated. 

 

They laugh at Hooda now, he was once supposed to replace Hooda in the team. 

 

Discourse on Twitter is generally worse than on dedicated stes like ICF. They generally judge a player in binary, next big thing or zero. 

 

It has been proven that selections at national level (however biased) are better than your social media fans opinions. But they act a mob, in their world, they are the saviours and for some reason, whole BCCI, coaching staff selectors, and players, are against the nation. 

 

@Lord, @Frustrated, @vvvslaxman, @prudent_kreeda

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1 hour ago, Chakdephatte said:

I have seen it towards the end of IPL. 

 

Abhishek Sharma had a stellar season. Everyone jumped on his hype train (It was his first bog season). He failed three playoff matches, these campaigners seems to have humbled, now he was called a choker, the same tag they have been using for Kohli for long. 

 

This is a typical ICFer's story. All to familiar. 

 

 

The circle goes like this--- 

1. A player does great in few IPL match, he is declared as next big thing. 

2. They start criticizing for not scouting this player earlier (his earlier record may have been poor). 

3. The player makes his debut because of the performances. These guys start chest thumping. 

4. The player fails in first matches, he is termed overrated. 

 

They laugh at Hooda now, he was once supposed to replace Hooda in the team. 

 

Discourse on Twitter is generally worse than on dedicated stes like ICF. They generally judge a player in binary, next big thing or zero. 

 

It has been proven that selections at national level (however biased) are better than your social media fans opinions. But they act a mob, in their world, they are the saviours and for some reason, whole BCCI, coaching staff selectors, and players, are against the nation. 

 

@Lord, @Frustrated, @vvvslaxman, @prudent_kreeda

It's not love for Hooda, but hatred for the player they want him to replace.

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issue is people don't understand nuances of the game....

 

and are way too emotional in their outbursts rather than looking at the facts....

 

everyone not playing is always better than the one playing....

 

and when the one not playing gets chances and fails....

 

then the next guys is the best...

 

im glad selectors look at things more holistically....

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1 hour ago, Lord said:

Kohli failed himself until final which was a patta

Kohli's clutch genes alone made him a must have in the 15. And Sharma failed in all 3 playoffs of IPL indicating he's yet to develop a big match temperament. 

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11 hours ago, The Hound said:

This forum wanted Abhishek Sharma in the WC team in place of Kohli based on his exploits on Hyderabad pattas.

We would've been 120 AO in the final :phehe:

But they will take their words bsck if he does not succeed in first few matches. 

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13 hours ago, The Hound said:

Kohli's clutch genes alone made him a must have in the 15. And Sharma failed in all 3 playoffs of IPL indicating he's yet to develop a big match temperament. 

 

Kohli has also failed in most IPL playoffs he played in. Why are the rules different.

 

T20 is a young man's game. We have to look towards future and multi skilled players.

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