South Africa pacer Dale Steyn – who opted out of the lucrative Indian Premier League – revealed the reason behind his decision not to play IPL. He chose Pakistan Super League over IPL because according to him, PSL is more rewarding than IPL. Also Read - RR vs PBKS Dream11 Team Prediction VIVO IPL: Captain, Fantasy Playing Tips - Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings, Today's Probable XIs For T20 Match 4 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 7.30 PM IST April 12 Monday
“I have found that playing in other leagues was slightly more rewarding as a player,” Steyn told YouTube channel Cricket Pakistan. Also Read - IPL 2021, RR vs PBKS Match 4 at Wankhede Stadium: Weather Forecast, Pitch Report, Predicted Playing XIs, Head to Head, Toss Timing, Squads For Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings
“When you go to IPL, there are such big squads and there are so many big names and there’s so much emphasis on the amount of money that the players earn that sometimes, somewhere along the line the cricket gets forgotten,” he added. Also Read - IPL 2021: Harbhajan Singh Gets Maiden KKR Cap, Debuts Against SRH in Chennai
His comments have sparked outrage on the social platform and here is how fans are reacting. While some are supporting Steyn, some believe he should not have made such a statement.
In his prime, Steyn was a force to reckon with. He terrorised batsmen all around the world with his speeds. He also enjoys a massive fanbase in India and hence his statement has not gone down well with them.