Arman isnít Superman just yet
While age-group tournaments are a great starting point for talent, early success doesnít guarantee future accomplishments. And the inverse is also true. For every Sachin Tendulkar who first represented his state in the U-16s, there is an MS Dhoni who had to wait till the U-19s or an Umesh Yadav who wasnít part of a Vidarbha side till the U-22 level.
At the U-16 level, most players have only played the game for a few years and those who began early are at a bit of an advantage. The primary differentiating factor at this age is skill, but strength also gains importance as they grow older. Arman dominated bowlers whose bodies were still developing but in the future will come across pacers who can bowl faster for longer and spinners who will get more turn.
Coaches also warn of burnouts from playing frequent matches and of some players not possessing the mentality to cope with failure. Successfully moving up
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