Cricket fans are pretty excited as IPL 2022 is going to start in a week and the opener will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders on March 26. In order to keep the players, staff members, etc. safe from COVID-19, the Board of Control for Cricket in India took the decision of conducting league phase matches in the four stadiums of Mumbai and Pune.
The Indian Premier League started in 2008 and in the last 14 years, it has become one of the biggest sporting events of the world. Though many other cricketing nations also tried to copy the tournament and they also started their own franchise league concept, none of them has been able to repeat the success of IPL.
Many times we have heard about the comparison being made between IPL and PSL (Pakistan Super League) despite the fact that IPL is far bigger than PSL in terms of everything whether it is the standard of players, quality of cricket, fees paid to the players, prize money, etc.
Recently, a Pakistani journalist made a tweet in which he talked about both the leagues, though he didn’t compare them, he stated that PSL gained popularity in a quicker manner despite the fact that other boards also launched their leagues while IPL didn’t have any competition.
Here is what the Pakistani journalist wrote, “No comparison between PSL and IPL! PSL started in 2016 while IPL inaugurated in 2008. However one has to admit PSL gained worldwide popularity more quicker in an era when other boards had introduced their leagues too whereas there was no competitor in the market when IPL was born”.
No comparison between PSL and IPL! PSL started in 2016 while IPL inaugurated in 2008. However one has to admit PSL gained worldwide popularity more quicker in an era when other boards had introduced their leagues too whereas there was no competitor in the market when IPL was born
— Arfa Feroz Zake (@ArfaSays_) March 18, 2022
The tweet was also noticed by the CSK cricketer Robin Uthappa who played an important role in CSK’s IPL 2021 victory and was again purchased by the Chennai franchise for a price of Rs. 2 crore in the mega-auction for IPL 2022.
Robin Uthappa gave a perfect reply to the Pak journalist by writing just four words, “IPL created the market”.
IPL created the market!!
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) March 19, 2022
Robin Uthappa certainly stated the reality in just four words and we agree with him completely, what about you?