# Thread: Stats don't really matter

1. ## 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.

2. I refuse to accept arguments not presented in poem form.

3. Originally Posted by Dawood Ahmad
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.

Not Really. His starts are a reflection of his performance.

Stats have no importance in front of realities.
snickers: you're not you when you're hungry

5. 43% of people agree with Dawood.

6. Originally Posted by Shady Slim

snickers: you're not you when you're hungry
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
How can you compare a probability with a definition?

7. Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed
43% of people agree with Dawood.
Adding Dawud, its 46% . 20 % are neutral. Less than 40% are with bradman.

8. Originally Posted by G.I.Joe
I refuse to accept arguments not presented in poem form.
Oh Really!

9. Originally Posted by Dawood Ahmad
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.

10. Originally Posted by Howe_zat
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

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

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Flick it over mid-wicket
and quickly run two.

12. Your public wants a poem to express your point - or just a poem on anything really Dawood. Please construct one forthwith.

13. Statistics are like mini skirts, they conceal more than they reveal, as Sidhu would say.

14. So stats are like points in Whose Line is it Anyway?

15. 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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