IPL vs PSL: As per Kaneria, he reckons the PSL is ‘unprofessional’ and IPL is way better providing a platform to young talent.
Mumbai: This is not the first time and it will not be the last that IPL gets compared to PSL and vice-versa. Ex-Pakistan cricketer Danish Kaneria is the latest to weigh in on the debate. As per Kaneria, he reckons the PSL is ‘unprofessional’ and IPL is way better providing a platform to young talent.
“Being a very professional event, IPL is providing so many talents to Indian cricket. And it’s getting better and better with each passing season, while PSL is doing hardly anything for Pakistan cricket. If some player performs well in PSL, the unprofessional approach of Pakistan Cricket Board mars his chances of getting into the national side,” Kaneria said in a recent interview to IANS.
Kaneria, who keeps a close eye on IPL, reckons Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians are the favorites to clinch the crown in the 15th edition.
He said, “See, there are no favorites in the T20 format. But if we talk about the combination, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians are good. There are two new teams in this edition, and you cannot take them lightly. IPL is a tournament in which all the cricketers want to play. You see, many players from South Africa took leave from their national side to play in the IPL. So this is turning out to be a big event every single year.”
Meanwhile, both Chennai and Mumbai have lost their opening games against Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals respectively.