The Indian Premier League (IPL) is widely regarded as the most prestigious T20 league in the world, featuring the best players from around the globe. However, there are other T20 leagues as well, such as the Big Bash League (BBL), the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and the South Africa T20 League (SA20).
Recently, a video surfaced online in which Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan’s national cricket team, was asked to pick his favourite between the IPL and BBL. Surprisingly, Babar chose the Australian T20 league over the Indian one.
“IPL or Big Bash, which league do you like the most?”, Babar was asked.
Explaining his choice, Babar said that the conditions in Australia are different, with fast and bouncy pitches that help players learn a lot. In contrast, he believes that the conditions in the IPL are similar to those in Pakistan, which means that players don’t get as much exposure to different conditions.
“The conditions over there in Australia are different. The pitches over there are really fast and you get to learn a lot. Whereas in IPL, you get the same Asian conditions,” Babar said in response to the query.
Babar’s comments various reactions from fans on social media, with some supporting his choice and others expressing disappointment that he won’t be playing in the IPL.
Even former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh couldn’t resist sharing his views on Babar’s comments, reacting with a laughing emoji on Twitter.
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) March 16, 2023
Despite the mixed reactions, Babar’s preference for the BBL shows his dedication to improving his game by playing on different types of pitches.
Currently, Babar is busy with the PSL Season 8, where he is leading Peshawar Zalmi. He recently played a brilliant innings of 64 runs from 39 balls, leading his team to a victory over Islamabad United. The win meant that Islamabad were eliminated from the race to the final, while Peshawar advanced to the Eliminator 2. With his impressive performances, Babar has become a vital player for his team and is expected to play a key role in the upcoming match.
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