South African cricketer Dale Steyn has sparked fury among Indian cricket lovers after he termed Pakistan Super League (PSL) and other leagues ‘More Rewarding’.
In a recent interview, Dale Steyn detailed why he chose to skip this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL), saying playing in other T20 leagues was “more rewarding as a player.”
He further added that “earning money” is so much emphasized sometimes, somewhere down the line, cricket gets forgotten”.
“When you come to like a PSL or the Sri Lankan Premier League, for that matter, there is an importance on the cricket,” he added.
Steyn went on to add, “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.”
However, his comments have sparked a major outrage among Indian cricket fans who have taken to Twitter to mock the player.
Netizens Mocking Dale Steyn – Take A Look:
— Harsh Choubey (@Harshchoubey44) March 2, 2021
— Rahul Raj (@Rajrahul444) March 2, 2021
— Vaibhav Mukhija (@thecricketguy45) March 2, 2021
Steyn hasn't won IPL but he is an IPL legend
First bowler to bowl 200 dots in a season
First bowler to achieve 1000 dots in IPL if I'm not wrong
Economy of under 7 for 100+ matches or something like that
All these things will be forgotten with that statement of his
— . (@karthik_jammy) March 2, 2021
Earlier, Dale Steyn had announced that he won’t participate in IPL 2021. He also took part in Royal Challengers Bangalore squad for IPL 2020 but was released later.
Furthermore, other than IPL, he has played in Big Bash League, Caribbean Premier League, Lanka Premier League, T20 Blast, and other T20 tournaments globally.