> sound more rational making a more intelligent claim like "given what
> these bowlers have achieved of late, its quite possible that a
> couple of years down the road, after they have played against many
> more batting line-ups and have done well against them, they can
> rank among the best ever ..."
romantic assessment of the Pakistani bowling talent. Next time I hope
that you will use the following (corrected) format:
these bowlers have achieved of late (which really is very little, and
lets face it, it is what they have failed to achieve that really stands
out), its quite possible ( in the vague sense that anything is possible)
that a couple (several would be more realistic, but by that time Akram
would be way past his prime, and this whole thing would have long
fizzled out) of years down the road, after they have played against
many more batting line-ups and have done well (considering the
state of batting today, anyone can do well, so lets make that
exceptionally well) against them,
->they stay out of hospital and prison,
->there are no unforeseen acts of nature, God or war,
->they manage to stay away from Indian actresses and Pakistani
->have not lost themselves into slavery as a result of an unsuccessful
defence against a Botham lawsuit.
->they practice safe sex, and take their vitamins,
->there still exists a country called Pakistan that is allowed to
participate in sports.
->there are no further changes in equipment, grounds and rules that
make the entire act of bowling obsolete.
And so on and so forth)
they can rank among the best ever (provided that the word 'best' has
not taken on any new conotations, and some of us may still not be
I understand that this boilerplate format is still incomplete, inaccurate
and overly enthusiastic ... but you get my drift, don't you?
> albeit, empericism can be a bummer when your fancy can take you
opportunity to vax mystical with you, Viabhav. I don't know about
Saad (and even disagree with some of what he wrote), but some of us
are in this thing solely in pursuit of that etherial cricket high
-- where expert opinions and statbooks seize to matter.
> - Vaibhav.
j n a. Bandwidth_Bandit, Jive_Talkin'_Turkey.
p.s. Saad, have you committed any acts of public degradation and shame
that would explain this?