Aaqib Javed, who played 22 Tests and 163 ODIs for Pakistan has been brutally trolled on social media for his recent statement regarding the Indian Premier League (IPL). While it is no secret that the Indian T20 league is one of the biggest cricketing leagues, it also happens to be one of the biggest leagues across all sports. However, there have been a few critics of the IPL as well.
The former coach of the Pakistan Under-19 team recently tried to demean the biggest T20 league. In a recent interview, while praising the Pakistan Super League (PSL), he said that the IPL consists of ‘low-quality’ bowling.
The 49-year-old spoke very highly of Pakistan’s T20 league. As a matter of fact, he went on to call it the “most interesting league in the world”. He then compared the pitch conditions of both leagues.
“This [PSL] is the most interesting league in the world, if there are no interruptions due to Covid-19 or anything else, because of the nature of the pitches. For instance, Lahore’s pitch has some support for the bowlers, whereas you see higher scores in Karachi,” said Aaqib Javed while speaking to PTV Sports.
“On the other hand. If you look at IPL, there is only one type of cricket being played there due to extremely flat surfaces and low-quality bowling,” he added.
Meanwhile, the comments didn’t sit well with the fans, who took brutal digs at the former Pakistan cricketer on social media.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Aaqib Javed’s statement:
— Absolute fake Daniel Alexander (@mrcool0283) December 20, 2021
Aaqib Javed woke up today and decided not to be an idiot
— Haseeb Arshad (@HaseebTweets) December 12, 2021
A recent remark made by former Pakistan pacer Aaqib Javed in regards to the IPL has not sat well with Indian fans.https://t.co/lTxQx0rrIN
— HT Sports (@HTSportsNews) December 20, 2021
— #miLn (@KEVADIYAMILAN) December 20, 2021
Aaqib Javed does not use his brain usually.1st an unknown plyr n now a very young fast https://t.co/QSnpUPrvVE will impact his bowling
— Khurram Khan (@kaykay_1974) December 20, 2021
This fool #AaqibJaved thinks @IPL is not better than @OfficialPSL 🤣 – WHAT A JOKE!Also,says IPL doesn't have the quality bowlers and the manner of play is only of one kind – मतलब LOGIC की तो WATT लगा दी इस गधे ने!THE FACT IS THAT @IPL is not just far more superior league… (1/n
— Krit Yadav (@Kritart94625128) December 20, 2021