Sunday, May 10

Who is a cricket expert?

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Nice piece of writing in the ToI. A quote:
[...] no other game has produced the kind of literature cricket has done. And some of the greatest of them have been produced by persons with no experience in first- or second-class cricket.
I completely agree - just because someone has or has not played the game doesn't make or unmake them an expert. Experience does have a headstart on insight but not necessarily a monopoly on it. Experience can, of course, cause you to be cocky as many of today's expert commentators are proving over and over again in the IPL.

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