The PSL Final in Karachi, one of fondest memories which will be relived in the city for years, saw Islamabad United be crowned as champions for the second time. A tough fought encounter saw Faheem Ashraf score the winning six of the match, after Asif Ali had already killed Peshawar’s dreams.
Kamran Akmal, the man who arguably got Peshawar Zalmi into the final single-handed, failed to show up in the big game with the bat, and sadly, the gloves too. Islamabad United’s Ronchi destroyed Zalmi’s bowling attack, giving them no hope. However, after his dismissal, the middle order somewhat collapsed, and the match was finally in a twist.
With 29 runs needed on 33 balls and only 4 wickets left, the moment of the match happened. Asif Ali top edged an Umaid ball, which was chased by the keeper, Kamran Akmal. Out of position and not his catch, Kamran Akmal misjudged the ball and dropped the catch, and also the match. The internet was watching and as you know, they never forgive a mistake. After that, Asif Ali went on to score 26 runs off just 6 balls, hitting 4 sixes.
This is how the internet reacted to Kamran Akmal dropping Asif Ali’s catch
Oxford university has decided to replace word drop with kamran Akmal
— zalmiiii (@_zalmii) March 25, 2018
Sammy will never forgive Kamran Akmal for that drop catch
— Haroon (@ThisHaroon) March 25, 2018
Kamran Akmal…Drop The Catch Of Asif Ali…So,Peshawar Zalmi…Becomes To….L*rey Lag Gaye…. pic.twitter.com/PKCKbTaHo8
— Pəęř_Żăąďą (@Ladla__Syed) March 26, 2018
— NOMΛD (@HyperboreanWulf) March 25, 2018
Sammy: We are going to win this
Kamran Akmal: No pic.twitter.com/ptRunJ1Otq
— Zain (@ZainMrk) March 25, 2018
— PSL Memes (@PSLMemesWalay) March 25, 2018
— Summyya Almas Abbasi (@manoabbasi10) March 25, 2018
Airport per kesi ney meri batting cheen li thi, pic.twitter.com/4uXCzwBqYU
— Broken News (@NewsParodyPk) March 25, 2018
“Umar ko Micky Arthur ne sirf gaaliyan di theen. Mera tu coach Pathan aur captain Habshi hai” pic.twitter.com/vNb5bEeZnr
— Qasim Zaidi (@QasimZaidi_) March 25, 2018
Us Kamran ko Zehar aaj me dunga ! pic.twitter.com/rZhhEOrfMs
— Queen PSL ? (@QueenAfsha) March 25, 2018
‘How many times have you dropped important catches?’
Kamran Akmal: pic.twitter.com/NdrLSXH5On
— umar. (@UmarHehe) March 25, 2018
A timely reminder of why Kamran Akmal, for all his PSL batting heroics, should never ever be allowed anywhere near the Pakistan team
— Talat Aslam (@titojourno) March 25, 2018
— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) March 25, 2018
Kamran akmal is like the student version of every pakistani kid, studying hard from past 4 hrs, grabs phone for a minute, father walks in the room and BAM.
— Fries-man ? (@ZawarDeShaykk) March 25, 2018
After playing brilliantly throughout the PSL, Kamran Akmal has chosen the the most important day and moment, the final of PSL to remind us why he must be kept away from Pak cricket team. #ThankYouKamranAkmal
— Muaaz Ahsan (@MuaazAhsanGeo) March 25, 2018
Let’s stop for a moment and applause the legend Kamran Akmal pulling off his trademark move in the big final! pic.twitter.com/qzZP8oR1Tq
— Hassan Cheema (@Gotoxytop1) March 25, 2018
And the list could have gone on and on and on and on, but deep inside our hearts, we all love Kami bhai! Peshawar and cricket fans need to realize that Kamran Akmal made Zalmi reach the final, as he also won the golden bat for highest runs scored in the tournament. However, it is safe to say, Kamran Akmal will not be ‘catching’ sleep anytime soon!