Steve Smith, the talented Australian batsman, has termed the Indian Premier League (IPL) as a terrific tournament and prefers IPL over domestic cricket.
Steve Smith: I will pick IPL over domestic cricket
“I think when you’re playing for your country at a World Cup, that’s the pinnacle for one-day or T20 cricket, so of course I’d prefer to play in that. But if that doesn’t happen and the IPL’s there, and they postpone it, then so be it.
“IPL’s a terrific tournament as a domestic tournament. So that’s out of everyone’s control at the moment, players are just doing what we’re told and going where we need to go and playing whatever’s on at that stage,” said Smith as quoted by Times Now.
IPL was all set to be kicked off by 29th March. It moved ahead by the pressure created by the lockdown in India which was later extended as well. The cash-rich league first moved to the latest window of April-May later with an extension in the lockdown by Modi’s government, the league was called off indefinitely till any further notice by the officials.
Many Australians players are part of the cash-rich league. As IPL was to take place before the World Cup, it definitely could have worked as a practicing platform for T20 World Cup. Australians are the major part of the Indian T20 league and they were equally awaited as Indians are. The cancelation will equally disturb the players from both the countries.
Steve Smith made his IPL debut back in 2012. The player currently is a part of Rajhastan Royals and has smashed 2022 runs featuring himself in 81 matches.
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