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Mohamed Salah for the Ballon d'Or?

Talk of his being the best player in the world was swirling around Europe much before he harried, twisted and tormented an embarrassingly feckless Roma defence on Tuesday night

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Dhruv Munjal
To begin with, a digression: I am genuinely exasperated by how the British have rather conveniently turned Mohamed Salah into “Mo” Salah. It is a dreadful sobriquet that needs urgent correction, and I’m sure no one calls him that in his homeland.  Salah, after all, is Egyptian, unlike Mohamed Farah, the long-distance runner who is certifiably British despite having been born in Somalia. In Farah’s case, the lenient use of “Mo” is permissible.

Salah himself, I’m presuming, doesn’t get too flustered by what people call him. In fact, I might stop complaining too if he keeps staggering us with the

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First Published: Apr 27 2018 | 11:11 PM IST

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