Liam Livingstone, the English batsman, has compared the levels of Indian Premier Leagues (IPL) and Pakistan Super League (PSL) despite discrimination and says that both the T20 leagues almost possess a similar level.
The 26-year-old batsman in podcast revealed his opinion on both of the leaves and urged that the Indians and Pakistani are huge fans of cricket. Their chants deliver a boost in the game. They are passionate about cricket.
Also, Livingstone discussed that it felt good to play cricket in Multan where no cricket match was held for many years.
“The fans, players, and supporters all live and breathe cricket, that’s what sets the PSL and IPL apart from the others,” Livingstone said.
“It was great to play in places that hadn’t seen live cricket for a while, such as Multan, where the atmosphere was unbelievable. I think the stadium holds around 30,000 but I’m adamant there were about 50,000 there. They cheer for anything and don’t support any particular team,” he added.
Livingstone who played for Karachi Kings in PSL 2019, was chosen by Peshawar Zalmi in PSL 2020 draft. Being a part of Zalmi, he played many breathtaking shots. However, he was a part of the Rajhastan Royals back in IPL 2019.
Both IPL and PSL were supposed to generate higher revenues this year. Unexpectedly, the Coronavirus Pandemic shattered the sports activities in both countries and across the globe as well.
It is to be noted that PSL 2020 was called off when it was remaining with the last three matches (semi-finals and final) whereas IPL, which was all set to be kicked off by 29th March, got postponed due to Coronavirus pandemic. IPL 2020 was pushed ahead to a new window of April-May, but with an extension in the lockdown till 3rd May in India, it has further been postponed for an indefinite time period.