Indian cricket followers have been left enraged after Quetta Gladiators’ quick bowler Dale Steyn has proven choice over the Pakistan Super League over the Indian Premier League.
In an interview with Cricket Pakistan, Steyn stated that the explanation why he opted out of IPL this 12 months is as a result of there’s “so much emphasis” on incomes cash that “sometimes, somewhere down the line, cricket gets forgotten”.
He went on to say that he has discovered that taking part in in different leagues is “slightly more rewarding”.
“When you come to love a PSL or the Sri Lankan Premier League, for that matter, there’s an significance on the cricket.”
His comments have caused quite a stir among Indian cricket fans who have taken to Twitter to express their outrage.
One fan shared a meme on behalf of “each IPL fan” which said: “Aye tu chup re. Tereko kuch maloom nai. (Oh shut up, you. You know nothing).”
“If anybody has issues with IPL, do not bark, we Indians are joyful to see our stars right here,” wrote one user.
When CricBlog discouraged disrespectful comments towards the South African bowler, one wrote: “He was getting bashed anyway. He was going to be unsold on this IPL as nicely. Poor remarks by Steyn; might have prevented them.”
Another, mockingly shared a video of a batsman slamming Steyn’s delivery down the ground, only for it to be dropped by the fielder.
“PSL extra rewarding than IPL. I agree why after this,” he wrote.
One user shared a video clip showing an IPL match where all of Steyn’s deliveries get brutally slammed by the batsman. “The cause why Steyn left IPL,” he wrote.
Another, echoing similar sentiments, (pretend quoting Steyn) wrote: “Want to play tournaments the place batsman can throw their wickets on my bowling.
One, in frustration, counted all of Steyn’s achievements in cricket, including that “all these things will be forgotten with that statement of his”.
A person speeding to IPL’s protection stated that the league provides weight to “performance” fairly than “reputation”.
“No wonder Steyn found PSL more rewarding where he gets to play more cricket. Thoughts?” he stated.