Former New Zealand fast bowler Simon Doull said his country’s players have always been “overlooked for second-class Australians” in the IPL, expressing his point after Devon Conway created a beat with his splendid strikes a few days after being unsold at the glamorous league auction.
South African-born New Zealander Conway smashed a 59-ball 99 and propelled his side to a 53-point victory over Australia in the first of five T20 internationals in Christchurch on Monday.
But Doull thought maybe it didn’t matter.
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“I’m not sure that matters,” Doull tweeted, referring to the blazing blow in his response to a post from Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, in which he wrote as a token of thanks, “Devon Conway is only 4 days old late, but what a blow. “Doull, who is now a commentator, said on the social networking site:” New Zealand players have been continuously overlooked for second-rate Australians in the IPL for years. base price in the IPL auction was a modest Rs 50 lakh, was unsold as none of the franchises showed interest in him, despite being in good shape for his national team and in other competitive T20 matches .
Conway entered the T20I’s opener against Australia after four consecutive half centuries – 93 not coming out, 91 not coming out, 69 and 50 (his previous Super Smash scores) – and with another unbeaten set he became the first New Zealander. player to record five successive fifties in the game’s shortest format.
Not sure it matters @ ashwinravi99 New Zealand players have been continually overlooked for second-rate Australians in the IPL for years. It seems that apart from the IPL, the big bash is the only comp examined. #player #NZcricket
– Simon Doull (@Sdoull) February 22, 2021
In another tweet, Doull wrote: “Just a bit of context. I didn’t mention any names so stop trolling. Since IPL launched 94 Australians at 886 Crore combined. 31 players NZ 212 Crore.
“Both countries have 6 top class teams and both have national T20 comps. It’s more about BBL timing and viewing. While Conway may not have found any takers in the IPL, his compatriots Kyle Jamieson (Rs 15 crore) and Adam Milne (Rs 3.2 crore) received fine auction contracts, picked up by the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians respectively.