Today marks a special day for Pakistan. In fact, this year so far has been great for Pakistan in terms of welcoming international figures in the country. The year 2017 started in full swing when the final of Pakistan Super League PSL took place in Lahore. We then welcomed international footballing legends who stayed and played in two cities of our country, Karachi, and Lahore.
Continuing what the officials started, a wave of happiness passed through every Pakistani when PCB announced the return of international cricket in Pakistan in shape of Pakistan Vs. World XI!
With a Mixture of International Players Coming to Pakistan, Every Cricketer Fanatic of this Country couldn’t be Happier!
The cricket matches are taking place in the heart of Pakistan, Lahore – the same city where PSL’s final took place. Having this said, the officials have made sure to do everything, within their possible capacity, to hold these matches.
Look at the Arrangements in Swing!
Qaddafi Stadium #Lahore getting ready for today's #cricket match. ?#PAKvsWorldXI #PAKvWXI #CricketComesHome pic.twitter.com/VDaTra9zWw
— Danyal Gilani (@DanyalGilani) September 12, 2017
Lovely and Nostalgic at the Same Time!
#Lahore welcomes the #WorldXI team! pic.twitter.com/txYK7N4fnm
— Punjab 2013-18 (@Punjab13to18) September 11, 2017
Final preparations are underway for tomorrow's first clash between Pakistan and the World XI in Lahore.
? Gallery: https://t.co/cHzR4OcgyS pic.twitter.com/8USzED9YRX
— ICC (@ICC) September 11, 2017
The Players Arrived 2 Days and Spent a Great Time in Training As Well
Players of World XI arrives at the hotel in Lahore. #PAKvWXI pic.twitter.com/NbcGQfc3fq
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) September 10, 2017
What makes this event even more exciting is that everyone, today, puts the differences aside and shares the interest for cricket only. They don’t bicker against Pakistan but share how prestigious this moment is – the moment we lost years ago due to unfortunate events.
Not Only Pakistanis but International Figures are all Geared up to See the Return of Cricket to Pakistan!
Faf du Plessis "In a few years time when I will sit with my family, this is something I can be really proud of" #Cricket #PAKvWXI
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) September 11, 2017
Gutted one of our Favorite PSL Commentators Wouldn’t be Able to Join
Leaving Trinidad today Thankyou @CPL – a memorable month in the Caribbean! Visa issue a problem for #PAKvWXI so no Lahore this time #HomeNow
— Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) September 11, 2017
"If we can be part of history, a greater purpose, it's a wonderful opportunity." – @darensammy88 #PAKvWXI https://t.co/XnNb1GqkFT pic.twitter.com/NVvb6CC0CT
— ICC (@ICC) September 11, 2017
We are Buzzing!
Big day for cricket lovers in Pakistan. Hope the situation allows more teams to play there. Home cricket always has a different buzz.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 12, 2017
Dean Jones Couldn’t Make it Either but His Wishes Matter!
I had signed on with Afghanistan CB way before the @TheRealPCB confirmed the dates for the World XI.
So enjoy the cricket Pakistan!!
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) September 12, 2017
Here’s to hoping everything goes as well as we all planned. It is indeed a proud moment to see how we will be achieving another important element which embarks the prosperity of our country.
Long live Pakistan – you have been through so much. And welcome international cricket. <3