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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Yeah it was selfish, but the king of selfish hundred title is still with Babar, the one he scored against Australia in 2017.

    Pakistan were chasing 370, and his 50 came in 75 balls.
    The King of Selfish Hundred title has been with Sachin since 2011/12 I believe. For his final ever 100 he slowed down so much that he lost his team a match against Bangladesh.


    #MPGA

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    Quote Originally Posted by RajBan View Post
    I don't think it's just depends on him. That means Kohli , Rohit needs to fail consistently in those 30 matches and then KL needs to capitalize on each one of them.

    I think we should all be happy if KL can consistently do what he has done in last couple of series. That will be brilliant for him as well as the team.
    That is Rahul's problem. If he was as talented and consistent as Babar, he would be playing at numbers 1,2 or 3 for India. He was shifted lower down the order because he could not sustain/perform at the top. Don't make lame excuses. If one has to be compared with Babar, that person needs to have similar performances have good stature and standing. Rahul does not have any of those yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamLakhan View Post
    Rahul did lead a batting lineup on his shoulders in a tough test-series on tough pitches successfully when he was under a real-coach and of course he played real-cricket! Unfortunately he is under commercial/unreal Captain & Coach thereafter!
    I dont rate anyone based only on potential. KL till few months ago was regraded as a passenger in the team. I would wait for him translate his potential into more performances. For now every1 knows babar is more highly rated among the fans and experts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed216 View Post
    I dont rate anyone based only on potential. KL till few months ago was regraded as a passenger in the team. I would wait for him translate his potential into more performances. For now every1 knows babar is more highly rated among the fans and experts
    Whenever Babar plays in England or Australia, you can hear the commentators hyping him up and the opposition also targeting him. There's a reason why these things happen. He is regarded highly. He's easily one of the most price wickets currently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forward Defensive Push View Post
    That is Rahul's problem. If he was as talented and consistent as Babar, he would be playing at numbers 1,2 or 3 for India. He was shifted lower down the order because he could not sustain/perform at the top. Don't make lame excuses. If one has to be compared with Babar, that person needs to have similar performances have good stature and standing. Rahul does not have any of those yet.
    Where did I compare him with Babar or said one is better than the other? I am very well aware of what each have achieved and where they stand within their respective teams or in general, their strengths and capabilities. I don't think it makes sense to compare two really good players and try to glorify one by belittling the other.

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    Pretty funny to see so many posters from pakistan get antsy that a player who's just about settled in the Indian team is actually better than Pakistan's best in a decade. The GAP is MASSIVE.

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    This seems to be a good position for Rahul, like with T20's, he's freed up and can play naturally.

    Some great shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ab Fan View Post
    He did faced Australia 'A' bowling attack.
    in indian grrounds.... enough said

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rellu_Katta View Post
    in indian grrounds.... enough said
    Whatever.. It's ODi cricket.

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    Babar is still the more complete batsman. Doesnt matter what rahul is doing now, he has to continue with this output for another couple years. He needs to show that he can produce these numbers at will.

    Anyone can have one good year and then tail off we've seen it many times.

    At this moment babar is still ahead, i dont care about potential, judge whats before your eyes not what you THINK will happen in 5 years.

    T20 WC is coming up soon, we will see how they both fare under pressure.

    That will settle atleast one format.
    Last edited by Sir-fraz; 12th February 2020 at 18:07.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ab Fan View Post
    Whatever.. It's ODi cricket.
    dont disagree ... but lets see how he performs over a lengthy period

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir-fraz View Post
    Babar is still the more complete batsman. Doesnt matter what rahul is doing now, he has to continue with this output for another couple years. He needs to show that he can produce these numbers at will.

    Anyone can have one good year and then tail off we've seen it many times.

    At this moment babar is still ahead, i dont care about potential, judge whats before your eyes not what you THINK will happen in 5 years.

    T20 WC is coming up soon, we will see how they both fare under pressure.

    That will settle atleast one format.
    There is another T20 WC next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ab Fan View Post
    There is another T20 WC next year.
    Well that then gvies these players 2 chances to prove to their fans whos better

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    They both are good players but Barbar is ahead on sheer talent. Rahul is good too.


    Rudi is a useless umpire get rid off him plzzzzz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudi hater View Post
    They both are good players but Barbar is ahead on sheer talent. Rahul is good too.
    I would say the opposite. On sheer talent, KL is head and shoulders above Babar.

    But on output and actual career performance so far, Babar is ahead in ODIs for sure and in Tests as well by a small margin.

    In T20Is again, KL is well ahead of Babar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak619 View Post
    I would say the opposite. On sheer talent, KL is head and shoulders above Babar.

    But on output and actual career performance so far, Babar is ahead in ODIs for sure and in Tests as well by a small margin.

    In T20Is again, KL is well ahead of Babar.
    KL is more interested in instagram posts while Babar keeps putting in the hard yards.

    Babar has totally bullied Bangladesh and Sri Lanka into submission this season. Itís not just about padding up your stats, this will also give him confidence against the bigger oppositions. I predict a productive England tour for Babar even if he bats up the order.

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    Babar is fast approaching the Fav 5 albeit still with much work to do.

    Rahul needs ALOT more consistency to be compared to Babar.

    His wilderness period has really left him behind otherwise he was more talented than Babar to begin with.

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    Both are good. babar is a little ahead in odi and far ahead in tests.
    Rahul is better in t20.

    rahul can become a middle order player in tests too I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyron_woodley View Post
    Both are good. babar is a little ahead in odi and far ahead in tests.
    Rahul is better in t20.

    rahul can become a middle order player in tests too I suppose.
    Let's see how KL Rahul does in the two test series. We will have a better idea of where he stands.

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    people already consider him as fab 5.even indian players like vvs laxman have praised him and said he is part of fab 5.Rahul is performing well for now but babar is way ahead of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobashir View Post
    Let's see how KL Rahul does in the two test series. We will have a better idea of where he stands.
    babar is better because he can carry the team single handedly in test cricket. Rahul has shown signs of brilliance but lacks consistency. When he becomes as consistent as babar again we can then have a discussion about Rahul potentially being as good as babar in odi and tests.

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    Babar is an Indian-like batsmen so its a given that he will end up as a batting great not just test but all formats.

    Rahul is very talented but he will find it hard to get into Indian test side as Rohit, Shaw, Agarwal and Gill are also eyeing for top spot in the team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed216 View Post
    I dont rate anyone based only on potential. KL till few months ago was regraded as a passenger in the team. I would wait for him translate his potential into more performances. For now every1 knows babar is more highly rated among the fans and experts
    I mentioned the "performance" which you asked for and not potential! Isn't escaping a tough home-test-series defeat an achievement/performance? I have also heard even Rahul being praised by experts! Didn't deny Babar's rating! He is definitely the best Pakistani batsman produced in a decade, so definitely all the eyeballs would be over him when Pakistan is playing!

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    Kl Rahul's stats post WC19

    ODIs : 9 Inn, 535 runs, 67 avg, 100 SR
    T20Is : 14 Inn, 582 runs, 49 avg, 142 SR

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiderreddy View Post
    Kl Rahul's stats post WC19

    ODIs : 9 Inn, 535 runs, 67 avg, 100 SR
    T20Is : 14 Inn, 582 runs, 49 avg, 142 SR
    Wonderful batting. And more than stats alone he played some good crucial knocks.

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    Babar Azam is Pakistan's finest talent since a long time and is already their best batsmen.

    Rahul is very good player also but I liked him more around 2015-16 when he looked like a quality test bat. Any chance of him coming back to Indian test team?

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    babar reminds me of a young pre prime tendulkar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLcric123 View Post
    Babar Azam is Pakistan's finest talent since a long time and is already their best batsmen.

    Rahul is very good player also but I liked him more around 2015-16 when he looked like a quality test bat. Any chance of him coming back to Indian test team?
    He can in middle order.Long way to go though


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    KL Rahul is my favourite, says Brian Lara

    "I follow the West Indies as you know. They did pretty well in Sri Lanka in the T20 version of the game. Around the world, there are so many amazing batsmen to look at. There is Steve Smith, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma. My favourite is K.L. Rahul."

    You spoke about KL Rahul. What is special in him that attracts you?

    Heís just class. I mean, when you are watching a player, you want to see him play, you want to see great technique, a good aggressive spirit as well. He is a great entertainer, he's a great person to watch bat. This is as simple as that. He's no better batsman than Virat Kohli. Virat is the best batsmen in the world, but it's just the preference of who I like to see bat. No disrespect to anybody else.

    Rahul was not part of Indiaís Test squad against New Zealand. Do you think that he should be given more opportunities in the longer format of the game?

    I am not involved in Indian cricket. I just know that with his technique and the way I see him bat, he should not have a problem being in any team. So I don't know if it's the lack of scores or whatever the case may be.. that might be his problem, which he has to work out. I don't think anybody should be given too much of a chance because they look good. He's got the ability to play all forms of the game and to secure his place. He should be one of the first names after Virat Kohli in any Indian team. And (for that to happen), he's in charge of that, not the selectors, not any favours or anything. He's in charge of his own destiny.

    Source: https://sportstar.thehindu.com/crick...le31023789.ece

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    Last edited by Abdullah719; 22nd March 2020 at 14:54.

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    Man of the match awards won in test cricket

    KL Rahul - 2
    Babar - 0

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiderreddy View Post
    Man of the match awards won in test cricket

    KL Rahul - 2
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    Talk about clutching at straws lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiderreddy View Post
    Man of the match awards won in test cricket

    KL Rahul - 2
    Babar - 0
    lol c'mon man. let it go. Rahul is quality but right now babar is ahead in tests.

    babar is a class player. Have to give credit when it's due.

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    Rahul needs to be given a go in middle order.Replacing Rahane


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    Quote Originally Posted by spiderreddy View Post
    Man of the match awards won in test cricket

    KL Rahul - 2
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    Are you trying to say, Babar doesn't have a single MOM award in test cricket to his name? Are you sure? Qdk has three MOM awards.

    Clearly a level below Rahul and De Kock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saurav View Post
    Rahul needs to be given a go in middle order.Replacing Rahane
    love that idra

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiderreddy View Post
    Man of the match awards won in test cricket

    KL Rahul - 2
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    LOL. Funny Post of the Week.

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    Babar is in a different league. Rahul first has to find a place in an Indian test team who are struggling for a decent batsmen who can score some runs overseas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted123 View Post
    Babar is in a different league. Rahul first has to find a place in an Indian test team who are struggling for a decent batsmen who can score some runs overseas.
    have iyer Rahul and some other young talents like paddikal and jaiswal. Plenty of others like eeshwaran and panchal plus shubman gill. India just don't give them opportunities due to some internal politics.

    they will have to eventually when they start losing games again.

    to be fair the same team performed well before. It's just that the workload for team india is a lot higher than other teams. So to be conditioned throughout the year will always be a hard task.


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