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Cricket gets forgotten in IPL: Dale Steyn reveals why he skipped IPL 2021

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 • Tamil Comments

South African fast bowler Dale Steyn has revealed that he decided to skip the 14th edition of the coveted Indian Premier League as he found that the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and the Sri Lankan Premier League (LPL) were slightly more rewarding.

Claiming that emphasis is given on the amount of money the big squads and the players earn, Dale Steyn said that cricket gets forgotten in IPL. "I wanted some time off. I found that playing in these other leagues was slightly more rewarding as a player. I think when you go to IPL, there are such big squads and so many big names and so much emphasis on maybe the amount of money players earn and everything like that, so 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," the fast bowler stated.

Dale Steyn added, "I've only been here a couple of days and I've had people coming to my room asking where I played and how I went about it. In the IPL, that kind of gets forgotten and the main topic is how much money you went for this IPL. And that's just me being brutally honest. I just wanted to stay away from that this year and put more emphasis on bringing good vibes to teams and tournaments I feel are worth it." Dale Steyn is currently in Karachi as part of the Quetta Gladiators squad for the Pakistan Super League (PSL).


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