Cricket Comes Home-Pakistan fans craze for crricket

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.

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Sellout crowd in Lahore for PSL playoff game

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cricket fans in Pakistan would be hoping that next edition of Pakistan Super League will be played in the country.

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