Indian Premier League: Wahab Riaz compared IPL to PSL in an interview.© Twitter
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is considered by many to be the best platform for cricketers to show off their talent. Since its first edition in 2008, the IPL has become the most attractive franchise cricket competition in the world, and even Pakistani Wahab Riaz agrees with the idea. In an exclusive interview with Cricket Pakistan on YouTube, Riaz was asked to compare IPL and the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The 35-year-old said the international recognition of the IPL makes it better than any other cricket league in the world. “IPL is the kind of league, where all the international cricketers come to play. First of all, you can’t compare IPL to PSL. IPL is on another level. Their way of working; commitments, communication and the editorial staff are totally different, ”he said.
Riaz also believes that PSL is the second best cricket league in the world, behind IPL. To prove his point, the bowler explained that the level of bowling in the competition is the best in the world, leading to less scoring matches.
“The bowling level in PSL is the highest in the world and you don’t get it in IPL either. This is why, if you can see, the most significant matches are fewer in PSL. I think the main difference in cricket is at PSL, each team has the best bowling attacks in the world, ”he added.
IPL 2021 has been postponed indefinitely to the middle of the season due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in India. The country is currently going through the second wave of the pandemic and is among the worst affected regions in the world.
Even PSL 2021 has been put on hold due to the pandemic in Pakistan, but is expected to resume in June this year.
BCCI has not yet proposed a takeover date for IPL 2021.
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