Wanted A Guaranteed Spot In Playing XI, Dale Steyn Answers To A Fan On Picking PSL Over IPL
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Wanted A Guaranteed Spot In Playing XI, Dale Steyn Answers To A Fan On Picking PSL Over IPL

Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn (Image Credit: Twitter)

South African pace bowler Dale Steyn recently incited a lot of fans, especially Indian ones when he recently commented on why the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is a better franchise league in comparison to the Indian Premier League (IPL).

This was particularly interesting as Dale Steyn had pulled out of the IPL 2021 auction but instead played in the PSL 2021 edition. He was released ahead of the IPL 14 auction by his franchise, the Royal Challengers Bangalore, after a below-par performance in IPL 2020 in UAE.

Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Proteas pacer had a Q&A session on Twitter with his fans, where the topic of conversation shifted to discussions over IPL and PSL.

Wasn’t Planning On The PSL Being Postponed: Dale Steyn Tells Fans On Being Asked If He’ll Play In The PSL 2021 In June

A fan requested Dale Steyn to answer whether the pacer is planning on playing in the rescheduled PSL in June as he had pulled out of IPL which is scheduled to be held around the same time (April-May) this year.

Dale Steyn said that he didn’t plan on PSL being postponed due to multiple COVID-19 cases in the 2021 edition of the tournament.

Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn. Image-Twitter.

Wasn’t planning on the PSL being postponed. This pandemic has no barriers to its devastation. We all flow with what the rules are made regarding Covid, plans change too unfortunately, we just do our best with the time given,” Steyn responded.

 Playing Smaller Leagues And Guaranteed A Spot In The Starting 11 Is What I Want To Do: Dale Steyn

Another fan basically opined that Dale Steyn being at the end of his career and might not have been picked in the auction, to begin with, in the IPL 2021. Hence his comments on why PSL was better than the IPL, and him pulling out of the IPL 14 auction.

Dale Steyn replied to the fan saying that he was true. At his age and stage of the career, he wanted to play in smaller leagues, which guaranteed him a place in the playing XI, instead of warming the benches. But he also said that his choices don’t mean that IPL isn’t the biggest and most obvious choice for other cricketers.

Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn (Image Credit: Twitter)

“100% truth. And if I was selected might not even play, hence playing smaller leagues and guaranteed a spot in the starting 11 seems a more obvious choice for me at my point of my career, doesn’t mean IPL isn’t still the biggest and most obvious goal for all other cricketers,” replied the 37-year-old.

Dale Steyn only retained by the RCB for the IPL 2020 but only managed to play 3 matches for the team and picked one wicket.

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