South African fast bowler Dale Steyn said his words never meant to degrade, insult or compare any of the cricket leagues.
Dale Steyn said in his statement that, “IPL has been nothing short of amazing in my career.”
South African pacer had said a day earlier that Pakistan Super League (PSL) and Indian Premier League (IPL) focused more on cricket whereas, in the IPL, the cricket “kind of gets forgotten”
The Proteas fast bowler, who is playing for the Quetta Gladiators in the PSL 6, had courted controversy when he said that the PSL focuses more on cricket compared to the IPL.
He further said in his statement that,
“I wanted to take a bit more time off. I found that playing in those other leagues was slightly more rewarding as a player. I think when you go to the IPL there are such big squads and so many big names and so much emphasis on the amount of money that the players earn that somewhere along the line the cricket kind of gets forgotten. When you come to the PSL, there’s an importance on the cricket.”
After his comments, the Indian fans came on Twitter to show hatred that why he praised the PSL over the IPL.
Steyn took to Twitter to apologize for his remarks, stating that “IPL has been nothing short of amazing in my career”.
He further added that he had not intended to degrade, insult or compare any of the cricket leagues. “Social media and words out of context can often do that. My apologies if this has upset anyone. Much love,” he tweeted.