Pakistanis Witnessed The Revival Of Cricket In Their Homeland As PSL Comes To An End!

Pakistanis Witnessed The Revival Of Cricket In Their Homeland As PSL Comes To An End!

As a child I always wondered why cricket wasn’t the national sport of Pakistan. The craze of cricket runs in every Pakistani – each and every street in Pakistan has witnessed different generations rejoicing their love for the game. In 2009, with Pakistan shadowed in the wrath of terrorism, in broad daylight, the Sri Lankan cricket team was attacked in Lahore. Following a number of other terrorist attacks that took place nationwide, Pakistanis stopped thinking about the return of international cricket to their homeland.

Tour of XYZ international cricket team to Pakistan‘ meant that the matches will be organized in Dubai/Sharjah.

Pakistan Super League’s 2nd edition was not only bigger than the 1st edition but had something extremely special about it. Before the league even started, PCB chairman Najam Sethi announced that the final of PSL will be held in Lahore. Due to unfortunate events that took place last month, the decision of holding the PSL final in Lahore was questionable. However, Pakistanis are known for their confidence and we didn’t back out in fear either. As a result, we witnessed an amazing and electrifying final last night.

The stadium was filled with patriots who were excited to witness the return of cricket!

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The opening ceremony started off with sublime performances from Ali Zafar, Faakhir, Overload and Pakistan’s very own rockstar Ali Azmat!

Indeed!

While the ceremony was taking place in full-swing, players of Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi were taking rounds of the stadium, celebrating this prestigious moment!

Daren Sammy Couldn’t Control His Excitement Either! <3

And He Continued Stealing The Show

The match started with Zalmis giving a decent target of 148 runs to the Gladiators. With Kamran Akmal scoring 40 runs and Sammy hitting back to back boundaries, Zalmi proved themselves as the powerful side in the first innings and managed to back it with their bowling as well. Gladiators were bowled out for 90 runs!

And The Celebrations Started!

Zalmi Boys Doing The Boom-Boom!

And Sammy With His Trademark Picture Pose

This Guy Is A Legend!

Sammy Also Thanked Afridi Who Gave Him The Captaincy Of Peshawar Zalmi

Kamran Akmal Was Awarded The Man Of The Tournament Award!

One couldn’t have wished for a better PSL ending than the one we witnessed last night. Surely, this year’s tournament was amazing. Hope we will see more of international cricket in Pakistan!

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