The two playoff games of PSL 2018 staged in Lahore has created a huge buzz among cricket fans in the country.
The Pakistan cricket fanatics have been waiting to see their favorite teams and players in action at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium, Lahore. Last year, Pakistan Cricket Board hosted the finals of 2017 Pakistan Super League which turned out to be a successful venture. The atmosphere in Lahore for the two playoff games of PSL 2018 has been mind-boggling, to say the least.
The coming of World XI to play three T20 matches also turned out to be a harbinger of hope that cricket will resume in Pakistan after 2009 Terrorist attacks on Sri Lanka cricket team led to cricketing isolation from all quarters. Pakistani fans have come out in big numbers in the playoff games played at Gadaffi Cricket Stadium, Lahore in PSL 2018 and have shown resilience in face of adversity as the country is engaged in fighting terrorism for the last 17 years.
Crowd chanting the chorus…exactly how I had imagined while composing it 🙂 moment of pride for all of us as cricket comes home yet again. Not a seat to spare. #hblpsl3 #dilsejaanlagade pic.twitter.com/hXx4jQSDtA
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) March 20, 2018
It was quite a gleeful moment to see cricket fans flock to the stadium in huge numbers and support their favorite teams in the PSL 2018 playoffs. Last year, #CricketComesHome was a big hit on Twitter among cricket fans around the world as World XI played three T20s against Pakistan. This year PCB has gone a step further to host three big games in Pakistan that includes two playoffs in Lahore and final in Karachi. PSL 2018 has proved to be a bigger event than previous two editions of the league.
The city of #Lahore welcomes all the foreign palyers who came to #Pakistan for #PSL3 #eliminator #QGvPZ #PZvQG #PSL3 #CricketComesHome #YellowStorm vs #Zordaar11
Thanks for coming guys… Feel at home.. pic.twitter.com/mGvJtb5S4j
— Pakistan in Pictures (@Pakistaninpics) March 20, 2018
A bundle thanks must be given to all those foreign players who agreed to travel to Pakistan to play for their respective franchises for the playoff games.
Welcome boys to the beautiful Pakistan.? hope you will enjoy here InShaAllah?❤
Thankyou for coming!#CricketComesHome pic.twitter.com/1xB42h7kxo
— Islamabad United (@IsbUniteed) March 19, 2018
Almost 24 foreign players have made their trip to the country to participate in PSL playoffs. There are many notable names on the list such as Chris Jordan, Rilee Rossouw, Thisara Perera, Lendl Simmons and JP Duminy.
Welcome & Thanks to all Foreign Players. #CricketComesHome pic.twitter.com/Ov1GuTVCf8
— Sheikh (ISB United) (@Dilbar_mere_) March 20, 2018
The Eliminator game turned out to be a riveting contest as Peshawar Zalmi managed to steal a one-run win over Quetta Gladiators to set up a clash with Karachi Kings at the same venue.
Also, PSL commentators Alan Wilkins and Darren Ganga along with Former Pakistani opener Majid Khan went for a trip around Lahore to get a glimpse of famous places.
Visit to the iconic Bagh-e-Jinnah! Lahore’s original test centre @alanwilkins22 @DarenGanga @zeehu pic.twitter.com/2R2LFJsyoQ
— Bazid Khan (@bazidkhan81) March 21, 2018
Cricket fans in Pakistan would be hoping that next edition of Pakistan Super League will be played in the country.
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