Did you see the PSL opening ceremony last night?
Enough with all sabar kay imtehans! PSL is around the corner and 2020 is finally starting for all of us. We are starting a whole new season of drooling over Zainab Abbas, trolling Lahore Qalandars and of course, adoring Darren Sammy! This time, all of the matches will be played in Pakistan and I am beyond excited!
The PSL opening ceremony last night in Karachi kicked off the fifth edition of the event
The ceremony featured vibrant fireworks, elaborate orchestra and more than 350 artistes, apparently.
— Maan Rehman (@maanrehman) February 20, 2020
But Pakistanis were left rather underwhelmed by the PSL opening ceremony, to say the least
While the ceremony was unfolding Pakistanis unleashed their creativity and trolling skills to comment about their reactions on the event.
— ~Asma❤🇵🇰 (@Asmaayy__) February 20, 2020
— Talha Khan🇵🇰 (@TalhaKhanHere) February 20, 2020
— Saifi (@nomikkings) February 20, 2020
They took a dig at the choice of the host for the PSL opening ceremony, which has become quite the topic of conversation
After listening this host: pic.twitter.com/JSOfVpXM6y
— Saima Khan (@isktweets) February 20, 2020
Listening to this psl season host like pic.twitter.com/IBaJdk3RyW
— Sabir. (@anoldschoolsoul) February 20, 2020
Many were mocking those who were sitting at the stadium having to watch the PSL opening ceremony live because they had spent their hard earned money on tickets for it
— Zalmay da Pekhawar (@JananaLewaniya) February 20, 2020
— Brown and Desi 🇵🇰 (@pengistaani) February 20, 2020
People noticed how the crowd of the stadium was also left unimpressed by the event, evidenced by their lack of enthusiasm
Host : KARACHI MAKE SOME NOISE
crowd : pic.twitter.com/hWrQE3ni0m
— A (@lostpakora) February 20, 2020
— ƒaizan (@Broiler_Choocha) February 20, 2020
— Ali Hamzah (@DaPakistaniGuy) February 20, 2020
Aima Baig was singled out as the one highlight of the ceremony, though many compared her to Ariana Grande
Do you see it too?
Ariana grande Landay ke
Ariana grande pic.twitter.com/5ETC9ZDlLv
— MALIK 🇵🇰🇩🇪 (@UsamaLaparwah) February 20, 2020
— Haya. (@lazy_bluffer_) February 20, 2020
As the ceremony ended, people chose to share their reviews about it
*Needless Pauses in the the opening ceremony of #PSL2020.
— عســکری رینــچ ™ (@NaikRooh) February 20, 2020
— Bee_yea (venom) (@suspendedgrl) February 20, 2020
— ShErAz🇵🇰 (@SherazAS1) February 20, 2020
But there was something good that came out of the PSL opening ceremony
— Saman Shahzad (@samcasm24) February 20, 2020
People have flooded the internet since the ceremony last night, expressing their disappointment with the lackluster event. While it was definitely rather haphazard and ill-planned, one must also realize that because of having seen much more high profile events like the American Super Bowl halftime show and Indian Premier League ceremonies that feature some of the biggest Hollywood and Bollywood stars, respectively, people do tend to make comparisons. Frankly, our entertainment industry is miles behind them because of various cultural, religious and authoritative impediments not letting it flourish independently to be able to put on shows as refined as them.
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