Netizens hilariously troll Dale Steyn as PSL 2021 postponement sparks meme fest
- South African pacer Dale Steyn was hilariously trolled by Twitterati on Thursday
- PSL season 6 was postponed after three new Covid-19 cases were reported in the T20 tournament
- Steyn had opined that the Pakistan Super League is more rewarding than the Indian Premier League
Veteran South African pacer Dale Steyn was hilariously trolled by fans and followers of the gentlemen’s game after the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) was postponed with immediate effect in wake of the recent COVID-19 scare at the tournament camp. Representing the Quetta Gladiators in the elite Pakistani T20 tournament, Steyn had raised eyebrows with his controversial remark about the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The South African speed merchant had opined that the Pakistan Super League is more rewarding than domestic cricket’s biggest extravaganza – the IPL. At a time when Steyn’s remarks sparked a never-ending PSL versus IPL debate on social media, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday officially announced the postponement of the Pakistani T20 tournament.
Following the postponement of the PSL 2021, netizens were quick to call out Steyn on social media as the Proteas fast bowler’s name was mentioned in numerous tweets. “Yes Dale now I understand, In which way PSL is more Rewarding than IPL, Its Corona Way,” one user poked fun at the South African pacer on the microblogging site.
While playing for Quetta Gladiators in the PSL 2021, Steyn had asserted that the game of cricket often takes a back seat in IPL because money is given more importance. “I think when you go to the IPL, there are such big squads and so many big names and so much emphasis on maybe the amount of money players earn and everything like that, so sometimes, somewhere down the line, cricket gets forgotten,” Steyn was quoted as saying.
Considering the health and wellbeing of all participants is paramount, the PCB on Thursday confirmed that the apex cricket board in Pakistan has opted to postpone the T20 tournament. The PCB stated that the decision was made after seven cases were reported in the competition, which had started on 20 February.