New Delhi: Dale Steyn apologized for criticizing the IPL tournament. He said he had no intention of ‘degrading or insulting’ the biggest franchise-based T20 cricket tournament in the world.
Legendary fast bowler Dale Steyn of South Africa said his claim was widely exaggerated on social media that cricket was often overlooked in the IPL.
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Stan tweeted: “ IPL has been great in my career, for the other players as well. I never intended to degrade him, insult him or compare him to any other league. This happens many times due to the hype of social media and words.
IPL has been just amazing in my career and for other players.
My words were never intended to be degrading, insulting or comparative to any league.
Social media and words out of context can often do this.
My apologies if this has bothered anyone.
Lots of love
– Dale Steyn (@ DaleSteyn62) March 3, 2021
He said: ‘If I disappointed someone with this, I apologize. Significantly, Dale Steyn has been a part of RCB, Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gujarat Lions in IPL.
Stein claimed on the sidelines of the Pakistani Super League-6 (PSL-6) that more money is given more importance in IPL than in sport, after which he apologized. Stan plays for Quetta Gladiators in this league.
Stan said that is one of the reasons he does not participate in this tournament regularly. The South African player has now tried to end the controversy by apologizing.