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Legendary Pakistan pace bowler Waqar Younis believes that the national team are the top-ranked side in Twenty20 Internationals since the players don’t participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Younis, who used to be Pakistan’s head coach, added that by not playing in the IPL, Pakistan cricketers are fueled by their love for cricket rather than lucrative contracts and are solely interested in representing their country.
“The reason why our team is number one in T20Is is because our guys don’t participate in IPL,” Younis was quoted as saying by the Business Recorder. “The priority now is IPL, where a cricketer can earn $2 million…. Because of not playing IPL, our boys are down to earth and they want to play international cricket.
“When a kid starts to play cricket, he doesn’t do it thinking he will earn millions. Instead he does that because of his love for cricket.”