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James Neesham, New Zealand all-rounder, is one of the most active cricketers on social media.

The left-handed batsman constantly interacts with his fans on Twitter via the Question-Answer session, where he has constantly given an account of his wit and humor.

Neesham will be making his return to the cash-rich Indian Premier League this forthcoming season where he will be representing the KL Rahul-led Kings XI Punjab. Neesham was picked at his base price of Rs 50 Lakh in the last auctions by the Priety Zinta co-owned Punjab-based franchise.

 

James Neesham on why he doesn’t play in the PSL

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Neesham has played in a plethora of leagues around the world but he is yet to feature in Pakistan Super League (PSL).

With him set to take part in the IPL, one of the Pakistani fans, apparently upset by the fact that the New Zealand all-rounder does not play in the PSL, alleged Neesham that prefers the IPL over PSL since the former offers him fame and money.

“@JimmyNeesh You Are Playing IPl But Not PSL why ? ipl gives you more money & fame thats why you are not playing PSL very Sad#Pakistan” a Pakistani fan asked.

Neesham, however, kindly suggested that the Pakistan Super League taking place in the midst of the New Zealand home summer as the reason behind him not taking part in the league.

“Or because PSL is in the middle of our home summer? Neesham responded.

The Indian Premier League is the only franchise-based competition in the world that has its own separate window, thus allowing the best players in the world to participate in the cash-rich league.

Pakistan Super League, on the other hand, takes place in February-March, when the likes of Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa are in the midst of their home season. The 13th edition of the IPL will kickstart in the United Arab Emirates from September 19.

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