Quick bowler Dale Steyn on Wednesday apologised for his criticism of the Indian Premier League, saying he by no means supposed to degrade or insult the match. The 37-year-old veteran quick bowler mentioned his assertion that cricket is typically forgotten amid all the cash speak within the IPL was taken out of context on social media.

“IPL has been nothing wanting superb in my profession, in addition to different gamers too. My phrases had been by no means supposed to be degrading, insulting, or evaluating of any leagues. Social media and phrases out of context can typically do this,” Steyn tweeted.

“My apologies if this has upset anybody.”

Steyn’s apology got here after he claimed that money was given more importance than the sport within the IPL. He mentioned this was one of many explanation why he had not featured commonly within the occasion.

 

“I feel once you go to the IPL, there are such huge squads and so many huge names and a lot emphasis on perhaps the sum of money gamers earn and the whole lot like that, so generally, someplace down the road, cricket will get forgotten,” Steyn, who was a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad within the final IPL held within the UAE, said.

In January this 12 months, Steyn introduced that he’s opting out of the IPL 2021 however will play different leagues all over the world.

Steyn’s resolution led to RCB releasing him forward of the public sale.

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