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    The man against whom perhaps they have the greatest question is of course Virender Sehwag. He hasn't scored a century since April 2005. In the last 15 innings he played he has made only 180 and his record over that in fact is an average of just 17.30. Many people say that in picking Sehwag you have allowed hope to triumph over experience.

    Please explain the meaning of `triump over experience' in the above paragraph

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    The phrase is "hope [triumph over] experience"

    The selectors are hoping that Virender Sehwag will play cricket much better than experience shows that he has in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    The phrase is "hope [triumph over] experience"

    The selectors are hoping that Virender Sehwag will play cricket much better than experience shows that he has in the past.
    Thank you

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    I don't understand.

    Is there any other way to explain?

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    I'll expand Anglika's explanation; perhaps that will help. 'Triumph over' is a verb that means 'be the winner [in a contest]'. The contest is in the mind of the cricket selectors, and the two sides of the contest are hope and experience:

    Hope: 'I hope Sehwag will do well.'
    Experience: 'Look at his record; of course he won't.'

    Now, read this again:

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    The phrase is "hope [triumph over] experience"

    The selectors are hoping that Virender Sehwag will play cricket much better than experience shows that he has in the past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I'll expand Anglika's explanation; perhaps that will help. 'Triumph over' is a verb that means 'be the winner [in a contest]'. The contest is in the mind of the cricket selectors, and the two sides of the contest are hope and experience:

    Hope: 'I hope Sehwag will do well.'
    Experience: 'Look at his record; of course he won't.'

    Now, read this again:



    b
    Thank you friend. Now, I understand it.

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