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    Stats don't really matter

    How can a few numbers describe the long and complex part of life a cricketer, known as career.

    Stats have no importance in front of realities.

    Because of the misconception that stats are everything, people still rate bradman above the greatest batsmen, even when they have never watched him batting.

    Even conditional statements like "Australia won the match" don't have that much importance in determining the greatness of someone.
    It is possible that in a match b/w A and B teams, A played better but B won. While rating players, The derivations of such statements contain a large number of presumptions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawood Ahmad View Post
    How can a few numbers describe the long and complex part of life a cricketer, known as career.

    Stats have no importance in front of realities.

    Because of the misconception that stats are everything, people still rate bradman above the greatest batsmen, even when they have never watched him batting.

    Even conditional statements like "Australia won the match" don't have that much importance in determining the greatness of someone.
    It is possible that in a match b/w A and B teams, A played better but B won. While rating players, The derivations of such statements contain a large number of presumptions.
    Stats can help but just looking at summary career statistics rarely provides any value.
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    dawood ahmad at 6:40

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawood Ahmad View Post
    Not Really. His starts are a reflection of his performance.
    dawood ahmad at 6:43

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawood Ahmad View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shady Slim View Post
    dawood ahmad at 6:40



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    A precise and sharp look at the two statements, will not find any contradiction between them.

    Probabilities are more universal than definitions - that is a general rule.

    My first statement
    "His stats are a reflection of what he does"
    Was concerned with the phenomenon of probability - and for finding probabilities, you have to be very open minded.

    While the first post of the thread deals with definite things, and definitions are always limited.

    To.conclude,
    Stats have no importance in front of realities.
    But when stats are depicting the realities then it is different. So the real thing is the realities, not the stats
    So, can I ask you,
    How can you compare a probability with a definition?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    43% of people agree with Dawood.
    Adding Dawud, its 46% . 20 % are neutral. Less than 40% are with bradman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.Joe View Post
    I refuse to accept arguments not presented in poem form.
    Oh Really!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawood Ahmad View Post
    and for finding probabilities, you have to be very open minded.
    You keep using that word.

    I don't think it means what you think it means.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    You keep using that word.

    I don't think it means what you think it means.
    You may replace the word with "possibilities" in my post. People will still percieve it the same way

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.Joe View Post
    I refuse to accept arguments not presented in poem form.

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    Your public wants a poem to express your point - or just a poem on anything really Dawood. Please construct one forthwith.
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    So stats are like points in Whose Line is it Anyway?
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    Stats don't really matter when it comes to Aravinda..Sanga might have all the numbers but Aravinda was a beautiful player to watch....

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