Lahoris trolling Karachiites has started a hilarious new city war
Friday, September 27th, was an important moment in Pakistani Cricket as the Sri Lankan team came to play their first ODI in Karachi after 10 years. This marked the revival of cricket in the city but some Lahori fans can’t stop trolling them.
Pakistanis were excited about the match last night because it was the first ODI in Karachi after 10 years
Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed urged everyone to buy tickets and be at the stadium to cheer the team.
History will be made on Friday when Karachi will host the first ODI series since January 2009. I request all cricket fans to be part of history so that they can tell the next generation that they were at the National Stadium when an international series was played. pic.twitter.com/YYifMYswvj
— Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) September 25, 2019
However, when the match started it came as a surprise to many that the cricket stadium was almost empty
Pakistanis had thought that there would be a lot of people who would come out and watch the match but alas it was a bad crowd day!
Karachi disappointed us No crowd nothing saza ka tor pr insa t20 ki maizbani cheen lejani chhya and no more psl matches for them..#CricketComesHome pic.twitter.com/F81WQygKL6
— Muhammad Saqib Riaz (@SaqibBloach) September 30, 2019
Disappointed form the crowd in National stadium karachi 😠 #PAKvSL
— Challenger ! (@waqas_azeem_ch) September 30, 2019
This started a hilarious city war between Lahoris and Karachiites
The Lahoris trolled Karachiites for not attending the match and because only 20% of the tickets were sold, whereas Lahoris had fought over their tickets in the excitement to see the match.
Match ka maza only Lahore Main ata
Karachi dead crowd. #PAKvSL
— Rana (@amazingjaan) September 30, 2019
Disappointing crowd in Karachi. While I just purchased a ticket for 3rd t20 in Lahore from black as all the tickets are sold already.
— Faysal Nawaz (@DoctorFNJ) September 30, 2019
Lahore lahore ayy 😏 baki bohat poor management or weak advertising ki wja sa v crowd kam karachi ma may be evening ma full ho suna to ha alk tickets sold out
— ⓙO̶K̶E̶R̶ ☠ (@LaSsy008) September 30, 2019
It pains me to admit this but if this game was being played at Lahore, stadium would've been filled. Lahore crowd > Karachi crowd. #PAKvSL
— Bluesy (@1mransiddique) September 30, 2019
Lahore mai 44°tha temperature logo ne pury 100 overs ka match dekha tha .. agar apko ywd ho toh … yaqeen na aaye toh highlights laga ke dekhlena !
Karachi wale hamesha disappoint krte hein koe nayi baat nahi ha inky liye!
— Abbas Syed (@smollboy_abby) September 30, 2019
Lahoris said that Karachiites were all talk no show
After all, the people of Karachi had made a lot of noise for a match to be held in their city but when it actually happened, they weren’t there to cheer on the team.
We WANT cricket in #KARACHI!!!!
*Pakistan plays ODI at NSK* and Karachiites be like:
* Nobody will bunk their office to go to match
* Too hot weather. uffff
* Uff, too much traffic due to blockade
* Who’d want to spend so much money on a B team? #PAKvSL #CricketComesHome
— Shiraz Hassan (@ShirazHassan) September 30, 2019
Yep.. My point is, Karachi has always complained about matches being held at Lahore. You can't ask for matches if you can't fill the stadium of just 25K capacity. In Punjab, I dare you organize a match in شیخوپورہ without a single Intl. player and you'll see full crowd.
— Usama Virk (@BeingUsamaVirk) September 25, 2019
Ik to aate nahi hain phir kehte hain hamain koi puchta nahi hai 😤#karachiCrowd
— Subedar Major Firdos Baig (@99ShadesofSalar) September 30, 2019
karachis used to cry arrange matches in karachi we want cricket in karachi ,when Finally international Cricket back karachi there is no crowd , stadium is empty ! why so ? so crying and chanting was all drama as bilawal bhutto ?? karachi disappoint 😞 #PAKvSL #PakVsSri pic.twitter.com/aCmN4sGD7x
— Mariam Jamali 🇵🇰 (@Mariam_Jamali) September 30, 2019
After Lahoris trolled them, Karachiites defended themselves with equal vigor
They said the reason a lot of people couldn’t attend the match was because it was a working day and they had their jobs to tend to.
Working day hai Bhai or bhi kaam hai Karachi walo k pass or security issues ki wje se kitne Karachi Walt abi to office se ghr nhi pohchy PSl k crowd yad tu hoga !!
— Maseerah (@Maseerah_Ansari) September 30, 2019
It's a weekday people have their schools,universites and office. Or agar yaad hu tu PSL aur PakvsWi T20s matches Mai Karachi k crowd NY he houseful kia tha. Bas against bulwalo Karachi k🙄😏
— Maheen Siddiqui (@MaheenSiddiqu20) September 30, 2019
Because aaj Monday thaa working day aur Karachi ne puray pakistan ko bhee toh chalana hota hai naa warna toh aaj toh tum logo ne bhooka hee Mar jaana thaa ager pura Karachi stadium main ajaata ❤😂😪 https://t.co/BiihraP6yy
— abbas 🇵🇰 ( wasif ka janamdin 🙌)❤🍰 (@Aaj_chutti_hai) September 30, 2019
Some blamed the PCB for poor marketing
Scheduling the match on a Monday was already a bad idea and if it didn’t even have any hype around it, how would the people know what to expect?
Don’t know what the PCB’s marketing department has been up to. This is just ridiculous. It should not be that hard to fill a stadium in a cricket starved country like Pakistan, second string Sri Lankan team or not. https://t.co/Tm45rUcyvo
— Assad (@LeftArmAround) September 30, 2019
Empty stadium showing the bad marketing plan. Useless people hired in PCB.😡
— M Uzair (@miauzair) September 30, 2019
•Aik haftey pehley tk PCB ko khud confirm nhi tha k series hogi ya nhi. Lol.
•Rain took away the important weekend slot.
•This is Srilanka's B team.
•PCB ki marketing kaafi chuss hai. #PAKvSL https://t.co/2IryPGZDfE
— numb. (@HighOnChaye) September 30, 2019
Others assured that slowly the crowd will build-up
Karachiites pointed out that as the day goes by the number of people in the audience will surely increase and that it’s just a matter of time.
Crowd is building with time, Karachiites prefer to come out of their homes later in the evening, see the crowd as night approaches,
Karachi won't disappoint you 🙂
— ثمرہ🇵🇰 (@samraPKtweets) September 30, 2019
For all those people who were talking about NSK crowd. Karachi ki awam isn't veli, it was a working day and here you are. People have started coming from their work.
"Or kinna crowd chahie tenu"? 🙂#PAKvSL pic.twitter.com/Flo5EAk1Sz
— Daniyal Mirza (@Danimirza747) September 30, 2019
– Crowd is building up gradually at the NSK, Karachi
— AAMiR (@Aamir__Says) September 30, 2019
Meanwhile, some people were just done with the city wars between Lahoris and Karachiites
Because really, a fight between two cities just because of this does seem very petty.
Phir karachi lahore ki jang chir gayi hai 🙄
— S (@hishosiness) September 30, 2019
To All Cricket fans,
A humble request to everyone to stay calm & let's wait for evening to see the response of crowd & PLEASE don't start city war (Lhr vs Khi) just for a sake of cricket match
It's tough for people to take an off from work & go for an ODI.#PAKvSL #SLvPAK
— Hamxa (@hamxa_777) September 30, 2019
Funny banter aside, both the cities belong to the same country and this match is a moment of victory for Pakistan. We are proud of our country and hope for it to reach new milestones.
What are your thoughts on all of this new banter between Lahoris and Karachiites? Let us know in the comments.
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