Every year India organizes a Cricket premier league mostly after the mega events by the ICC where loads of International players come across the globe and show their talent, represent their countries which help to make their place in national side.
Many of the international players are not the part of their country’s eleven, for this reason they choose IPL through which they standardize their income at a different level.
They don’t make money only from IPL in India; but also get fame and popularity from these events. Players from Pakistan also adopt this policy of getting popularity, which India never wants to see.
Before Sri-Lankan’s team attacked in 2009 in Lahore, several of Pakistani players participated in the IPL in which Sohail Tanveer was the leading wicket taker and made first Champion of Shane Warne’s Rajastan Royals.
The Rawalpindi top speed Shoaib Akhtar represented Shahrukh Khan’s Kolkata Knight Rider KKR. The highest six by Misbah-ul-Haq had written in the IPL book of first season in 2008. Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi and some other cricketers were also the part of records.
In the same year, domestic champ from Pakistan, Lahore Badsha took part in International Cricket League ICL. The team was led by Inzamam-ul-Haq in November 2008 and became the first International cricket league ICL champion which was also organized by somehow Indians.
The team Lahore Badsha has faced many of great teams across the globe, South Africa, England, India, Australia and West Indies… they encountered them all and snatched the T20 title.
The fame was coming to Pakistan and the players had learned a lot in the IPL throughout the season. Both events made an easy task for Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to select a National Twenty20 squad for upcoming T20 World Cup 2009.
The highly motivated Pakistan side for T20 World Cup has become the first World Champion of Twenty20 in 2009 under the captaincy of great Younis Khan. The victory of Pakistan in World T20 made India down and forced them to think that what mistake they have made? And then they realized that the participation of Pakistani players in IPL has damaged India, which was in favor of Pakistan.
No matter how good performers and aggressive they are, but they can never outclass Pakistan in any form of Cricket.
Faizan Ahmed @FAYZiiii