In reply to Dukes
I am yet to see anyone being selected solely on potential, or from someone saying that player is good..
Pelon set me up with a list of Kraigg Brathwaite tons, I shared a link on this mb, every time he scored a ton, I never at anytime suggest his potential as a West Indies player, I only knew his performances was better than anyone in the region within his age group
I was a fan of the youngster that I when home to see is U19 debut and his region debut.
My closest friend from Antigua after seeing him at the U19 level, moved back to Antigua and saw him against the Leewards, the first words from my friend was who is the batting coach in Barbados, he went on to tell me about the changes in Kraigg's game from what he witnessed at the U19 level, to representing Barbados at the regional level.
This is the same Antiguan that said to Richie Richardson he Knows f-all about talent, Richie at a cricket conference in Toronto, one that my friend was at, said to him, Richards Powell is going to be the next great West Indies player.
We know how that great player cricket ended.
When I was about 10 years old, I know something was special about Rohan Kanhai, because the fans in the Kensington stand was arguing who was the better batsman Sir Gary or Rohan.
I knew right then to watch this cricketer, the fans in the Kensington stand are performance base fans, that where It from.