Pakistan Super League (PSL) is More Rewarding Than Indian Premier League (IPL) Says, Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn thinks there is more satisfaction or achievement as a cricketer in other franchise leagues than in the IPL. Dale Steyn is currently playing in the PSL 2021 and says that PSL is more rewarding than IPL. The financial situation in the IPL has become so big that sometimes the field cricket is forgotten by everyone like this South African fast bowler.
Steyn, who is currently playing in the PSL, told Cricket Pakistan as a reason for removing his name from the IPL this time: “I wanted to take a break. And I find other leagues (other than IPL) more satisfying as a cricketer. I think when you go to the IPL, you will be in such a big squad, with such a big name and so much emphasis on money that everyone will forget about cricket. But if you come to PSL or LPL, cricket is important here. ”
“I have only been here for a few days. In the meantime, people have come to me and asked me where I played and what I did. As bad as it sounds, to be honest, forgetting these things in the IPL becomes the main issue, how much money did you get? I want to stay away from that this year and bring something positive to the team and the tournament, ”Steyn explained.
Styen has played 95 matches in the IPL so far, from 2007 to 2020. He is one of the most successful pacers in the history of IPL with an average of 25.75 and an economy rate below 8.
Steyn, who had previously played in the Sri Lankan Premier League, is playing for the Quetta Gladiators in the PSL this year. However, he has scored 44 runs in 4 overs including 21 runs in the last over of the only match played so far.
However, according to Steyn, his team only needs a good match to turn around, “I’m not too worried, but it would be nice to win the match against Peshawar Zalmi. Hopefully, I can turn around in the matches ahead. We will suffer from the absence of Chris Gayle, he is a god of T20, a cricketer in a hurry. But his replacement cricketers are great. Faf du Plessis has arrived, Tom Banton has been around for a couple of years. I don’t think anyone will win you a match. Everyone has to do their own thing. ”