Former New Zealand fast bowler Simon Doll says players of his country have always been overlooked as ‘second-rate Australians’ in the IPL, expressing his views as Devon Conway after his unsold in glamorous league auctions There was a boom with days. South African-born Kiwi batsman Conway scored a 59-ball 99 to lead his team to a 53-run win over Australia in five T20 internationals in Christchurch on Monday.
But Dole felt that it did not matter. Dole tweeted, “In response to a post by India off-spinner R Ashwin, referring to the knocked knock he tweeted, in which he applauded,” Devon Conway is just 4 days late, but what a knock. “
Can’t believe it matters @ ashwinravi99 NZ players were ignored for second-rate Australian players in the IPL for consecutive years. Compass seems to be seeing a big blast outside the IPL. # Watchman #NZcricket
– Simon Doll (@Sdoull) 22 February, 2021
Dole, now a commentator, said on the social networking site, “NZ players have consistently been overlooked for second-rate Australian players in the IPL. The big bash out of the IPL seems to have been seen only by Com. ”
The former New Zealand fast bowlers put forward their statement stating that since the inception of the IPL, 94 Australians have been bought for Rs 886 crore, while only 31 NZ cricketers have played for Rs 212 crore in the IPL.
“Just a few references. I didn’t mention any names so stop trolling. Since the IPL launched 94 Australians for a combined 886 crores. 31 NZ players 212 crores. Both countries have 6 first class teams and both have domestic T20 comps. It is more about BBL times and viewing. #Balance #pressure, “Dole tweeted.
Conway, who had a base price of Rs 50 lakh in the IPL auctions, went unsold, as none of the franchises showed interest in him, despite being in great form at the national level and other competitive T20 matches.
Conway arrives as T20I opener against Australia On the back of four consecutive fifties – 93 not out, 91 not out, 69 and 50 (his previous Super Smash score) – and with another unbeaten innings, he became the first player from New Zealand to record five consecutive fifties in a game. Shortest format.
Conway may not have got any players in the IPL, but his compatriots Kyle Jamieson (Rs 15 crore) and Adam Milne (Rs 3.2 crore) got handsome contracts in the auction, which were taken by Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians respectively .
(With PTI inputs)