The IPL has entertained the fans since 2008 and has continued to do so even this year, while the PSL started only in 2016 and has also showcased some tight contests.
Rizwan had said that players from all over the world want to play in the PSL, rather than the IPL and also lauded the success of the league organized by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
“PSL has stunned the entire world. There were talks earlier that PSL won’t be successful, but even us, as a player, have felt that PSL is a success. The IPL is there, but if you ask any player around the world who has played in the PSL, he would say that Pakistan’s league is the toughest in the world,” Rizwan had said ahead of the PSL draft.
However, former Pakistan spinner Kaneria has belittled the claims made by the wicketkeeper-batter, suggesting that IPL is miles ahead of any other league, and lauded the BCCI for growing the brand as big as the Natinal Football League (NFL) of USA.
“Bakwaas baat hai (It’s all rubbish). The stature of IPL is the greatest all over the world, and no other league even comes close. The BCCI has made the league at par with the NFL of USA,” Kaneria said during an exclusive interview with Times Now.
Kaneria also added that the best active players take part in the IPL, which also sees some of the star players not get a place, while PSL is a retirement league which features players past their prime.
“When the IPL happens, all other cricket around the world stops. The world’s best players come and play in the IPL, and even a player like Steve Smith was not picked by any team in the league. On the other hand, PSL teams are filled with retired players,” he added.
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