Pakistan legend Wasim Akram gives his verdict on IPL versus PSL


In the dynamic landscape of global cricket leagues, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has long been hailed as the pinnacle of cricketing extravaganzas, drawing attention and admiration from fans worldwide. However, the emergence of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) has added a new layer of excitement to the cricketing world.

Legendary Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram recently shared insights on the perennial IPL vs PSL debate. The former pacer’s perspective adds depth to the ongoing discourse surrounding these two premier T20 leagues, showcasing the global evolving and competitive nature of cricket.

Wasim Akram’s take on IPL vs PSL

When questioned about the IPL versus PSL debate on Sportskeeda, Akram unequivocally favoured IPL. Having experience covering both leagues, Akram emphasized the enormity of the IPL, stating that a direct comparison between the two is unwarranted. While acknowledging the significant stature of PSL within its home country, he likened it to a mini-IPL for Pakistan, underscoring the distinct scales of the two T20 leagues.

“IPL. I have worked in both. You can’t compare the two, IPL is huge. PSL is huge in Pakistan, no doubt; it’s like mini-IPL of Pakistan,” Akram said.

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IPL auction 2024: A record-breaking bidding war

The IPL 2024 auction, conducted at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai on December 19, marked a watershed moment with several record-breaking bids. Australia pace sensation Mitchell Starc emerged as the highest-paid cricketer in the history of the IPL, securing an astronomical amount of INR 24.75 crore as he joined the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

Notably, this landmark bid elevated Starc to an unprecedented financial milestone within the league. Following closely in the high-stakes auction, Pat Cummins claimed the second-highest spot, commanding a formidable final bid of INR 20.50 crores from the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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