The South Africa great fast bowler Dale Steyn has opined that cricket has been very much changed over the years. Currently the part Pakistan Super league Steyn has said the tournament like IPL is not that rewarding like PSL or Sri Lanka Premier League. Steyn has said RCB likely to miss his services ahead of IPL 2021.
In the Pakistan Super League, Dale Steyn is the part of Quetta Gladiators, said Cricket Pakistan that IPL is all about money instead of focusing on the emotions of cricket the kind of spirit it is played seems to be not fit in the IPL anymore.
“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,” said Dale Steyn
However, Dale Steyn IPL career is hampered around too many injuries due to which he is not able to repeat to kind of success he has in his career for South Africa. In the 95 matches he has only managed to seized 97 wickets across the different franchises. The last year IPL Dale Steyn only played three games for RCB and missed the whole IPL tournament due to shoulder injury.
The Cricket is always my top priority and I want to focus on that only – Dale Steyn
Probably the last few years of his career, Dale Steyn wants to focus on cricket more instead of money and wants to play more tournaments that’s gives priority to sports instead of money.
“When you come to like a PSL or the Sri Lankan Premier League, for that matter, there is an importance on the cricket. I have only been here for a couple of days and I have had people in and out of my room, just wanting to know about where I have played and how I went about it.”
Dale Steyn further added:
“Whereas, when I go to something like the IPL that gets forgotten and the main topic is how much money did you go for in this IPL? That’s just me being brutally honest. I wanted to stay away from that and really put more emphasis on playing and bringing good vibes to good cricket teams and tournaments I feel are worth it.”.