New Delhi: Former Pakistan captain and bowling coach of Kolkata Knight Riders, Wasim Akram on Tuesday slammed those criticising the Indian Premier League, saying that they were "jealous" of the cash-rich Twenty20 event's success and should be "ignored".
"It is sad to see people protesting against IPL. These are jealous people and should be ignored. Let's focus on the business end of the championship," Akram said.
The veteran of 104 Tests insisted that the Twenty20 tournament was a "great advertisement for pure entertainment". Akram said that success makes many enemies and IPL was one glaring example of that.