It’s an understatement to say Pakistanis love cricket. We live, breathe and function on cricket. We become friends over cricket and we become foes over cricket. That’s what cricket means to us and we are proud of it! Things got even better when last year, in the second edition of the Pakistan Super League, cricket came home. We were over the moon about getting to see some of our favorite teams face off in a spectacular final. And this year, the PSL final is happened in Karachi, the city of lights, and we can’t help but agree, IT IS TRULY LIT. Good for you Karachi, we’re glad National Stadium was finally occupied by thousands of spectators of our most loved game!
Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi made it to the PSL final #ZALMIFOREVER and the entire world was watching (including India hehehe). Heck, #PSLFinalinKarachi is the second most trending hashtag worldwide right now… easy na lain humay.
Here’s a look at how much we’re in love with Karachi today:
Zalmi fans in significant numbers were present #yellowyellowzalmifellows
— Hiraaa. (@ihirarafique) March 25, 2018
Also, IPL, take note!!!
After a trending pappi from a PPP loyalist, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari made it to the match too
— Aseefa B Zardari (@AseefaBZ) March 25, 2018
We wonder who he supported tonight
People took to posters to pour their patriotism and hearts out
So proud that Pakistan could bring the #PSLFinalinKarachi home. It's a national travesty that games have had to be held in Dubai, iA soon the whole league will come back to where it belongs.
Pakistan 1 – Terrorism 0 #PakistanWinsToday
— Naveed Khan (@naveedgh) March 25, 2018
Pakistan Zindabad! <3
Things like these, however, don’t make our neighbors very happy
— MangoBaaz (@mangobaaz) March 25, 2018
Bring the bhabz along too, will ya?
25th March 1992 Pakistan bagged the Cricket World Cup trophy
— SARMAD. (@SarmadAli_) March 25, 2018
Today Pakistan came out a victor, again. Here’s to hoping the entire series happen here next year! <3 <3 <3
We love you, Karachi!
— Sanam Baloch (@SanamBalochfans) March 25, 2018
There was free food for match-goers, where else does this happen!?
— send fries (@ArayAaliyaan) March 25, 2018
Only in Pakistan. We truly are a different breed of people.
This sakht londa let the ladies know woh khud khana garam karayga
— Ashir Ahmed (@AshirAhmed_) March 25, 2018
Just btw, #PSLFinalinKarachi was not coming slow
Folk, we beat out k-pop.
— Dancing in the moonlight (@anthonypermal) March 25, 2018
Let us mention again, trending worldwide at number 2 on Twitter
Also, how fabulous did National Stadium look?
— Umair Farooq (@UmairFarook) March 25, 2018
Thousands of people took to the stadium to watch their favorite teams play off in the PSL final!
This is why they call Karachi the City of Lights
— FaHer Ali ®️™️ (@LeMeJeRry_) March 25, 2018
Such a beautiful sight
Flyovers, underpasses, roadsides were adorned with lights and displays
— Karachi Kings Hearten (@no1sbaee) March 24, 2018
Karachi went all out and we’re truly living for it!
Dubai, Sharjah, and Lahore: take that!
— SherY – (@SheryS_Official) March 21, 2018
Bet you didn’t have this on your flyovers 😉
PSL likes to surprise us when we’re least expecting it
— HinA?? (@HinaKharal) March 25, 2018
Honestly, who would’ve thought? But wow. Jeet gaye hain.
Finally, to end the night, there were fireworks for Islamabad United’s remarkable win
— AbbTakk (@AbbTakk) March 25, 2018
PSL Champions for the second time! Peshawar Zalmi, well played and fingers crossed for next year.
PSL is over and we’re already missing it. 🙁 We can’t wait for the 4th edition and we hope cricket comes home completely!
Cover image via dailytimes.com.pk