Mitchell Santner, the New Zealand cricketer, believes that the widely rising T20 league, Indian Premier League (IPL) is the most successful of all T20 tournaments across the world that is the pinnacle of all T20 leagues.
IPL held its first season back in 2008 and was all set to feature the thirteenth season. The globally worst environment couldn’t allow the authorities to proceed further and the cash-rich league was suspended in midway shortly until further notice.
The decision still hangs on by a thread as despite getting the vacant window of September after Asia Cup’s cancelation, BCCI still has to wait for ICC’s deferred decision to make a justified final announcement on the cancelation to drag the league with the full swing by September-November.
The player was picked by MS Dhoni for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in 2018 where he grabbed 32 runs in 4 matches and at a decent economy of 6.18, the player grabbed four wickets.
Mitchell Santner: IPL is the pinnacle of all T20 leagues
“Yeah, the IPL, I guess, is the pinnacle of all T20 tournaments and I was pretty excited when I was picked up in 2018. There are some world-class spinners in Chennai to talk to and play with – guys like Harbhajan Singh, who I’ve watched a lot of, Ravindra Jadeja and Imran Tahir as well,” Santner was quoted as saying in ESPNcricinfo.
The player praises his opportunity he got even after his injury and believes that the best cricket is going around IPL unbelievably.
“When I got injured the first year, I was pretty disappointed, but I was given the opportunity last time around to go and experience it. It’s an unbelievable tournament and definitely the best cricket going around in terms of T20 leagues,” he added.