Like every year, the entire country’s eyeballs were fixed on their television screens last evening to see the live telecast of the Opening Ceremony of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2019. And to the organizers’ credit, the ceremony was every bit worth the hype surrounding it!
From Junoon and Boney M’s nostalgia laced performances to the magnificent march of the PSL 4 teams, the ceremony received love from every nook and corner of the country.
There were of course certain elements that inspired jest-makers to come-up with bone-tickling memes and one-liners but thankfully both the masses and the woke had nothing significant to complain about.
It seems that the PSL ceremonies get better and better every year.— Ali Mustafa (@AliMustafa008) February 14, 2019
The PSL 4 absolutely rocked.
Aima Baig, Junoon, Fawad Khan and the iconic Boney M put up a spectacular show. The visuals were simply mind blowing.#PSL4#PSLOpeningCeremony #KhelDeewanoKa#FawadKhan
Going by the reactions on social media during and after the event, we picked for you the 3 things Pakistanis loved about the PSL Opening Ceremony and 3 things that they didn’t.
What Pakistanis Loved About the PSL Opening Ceremony
The National Anthem had Pakistan Grooving with Pride!
Best part of the PSL ceremony was the NATIONAL ANTHEM♥️#PSL4— Amyyyyy🌚 (@bae_ghairat) February 14, 2019
The Desi Swag of Pakistani Musicians!
Fawad Khan, Junoon (Reunited), Aima Baig, Shuja Haider and The Real Desi were powerful and entertaining at the #HBLPSL2019 opening ceremony ‼️🇵🇰🎊🎉#HBL #pakistansuperleague2019 #psl… https://t.co/Y9x7ZknxOO— Socialistaan (@Socialistaan1) February 15, 2019
Glittering opening ceremony of PSL 2019 with superstars Junoon Live with various other live performances including Fawad khan— DubaiBlog (@ajreventsdubai) February 14, 2019
Superb atmosphere of 25,000 cricket fans cheering AB AB!! @abdevilliers17#PSLOpeningCeremony #PSL2019 @thePSLt20 pic.twitter.com/DHe8Crwxhc
Psl opening great start song of junoon,fawad khan,aima baig shuja haider,fakhar's blistering knp ck,ab lliers arrival in psl,fireworks,balanced side of lahore qalandars and happt y face of fawad rana. What else do one wants?#PSLOpeningCeremony— Daud Khan (@DaudKha62968362) February 14, 2019
So since today’s the first day of PSL, my dad thought bribing me about Fawad Khan performing will convince me to watch with him….well he’s absolutely right 🤤— SD🌻 (@HI_ImSabahat) February 14, 2019
Boney M Performing at PSL 4 was LOVE!
Daddy Cool, Ma Baker and Sunny – 70's revisited with Boney M at #PSLOpeningCeremony #PSL https://t.co/EBSZ4OSHby— Zohair Nanjiani (@znanjiani) February 14, 2019
Boney m— Mango (@nylaawan) February 14, 2019
This song 😍😍😍 #PSLOpeningCeremony2019
What Pakistanis Didn’t Love about the PSL Opening Ceremony
Salman Ahmed’s Usual Bohemian Style Statement
Salman Ahmed is the original Ranveer Singh. #PSLOpeningCeremony— Saman Tariq (@stariq88) February 14, 2019
Today I got it. Ranveer Singh is inspired by Salman Ahmed's fashion sense.— Ahsan (@ahsanzawar) February 14, 2019
Founder Najam Sethi’s Absence & Former President Pervez Musharraf’s Presence
@najamsethi is being missed here in #PSL2019 #PSLOpeningCeremony2019 . As a matter of respect, he should have been invited. He was the founder of the #PSL— Malik Murad (@MalikMurad1) February 14, 2019
مجھے جناب مشرف کو بلانے ہہ بھی کوئی کلام نہیں۔جبکہ جناب نجم سیٹھی کو نا بلانے پر افسوس ضرور ہے۔— Silly (@Silly_Silli) February 15, 2019
Although I am a PTI supporter but that was shameful act by the government or whoever was responsible for invitations. Regardless of the political differences, we should start recognizing and admitting the efforts and success of all inviduals or groups for PAKISTAN.— Ijaz Mustafa (@ijazmustafa126) February 15, 2019
And…The PSL 4 Trophy…Ooooppsss…
You didn’t have to do it in glittery silvers & shimmery greens tbh🙄 #PSLTrophy— Aaleen Nehal (@gal_nehal) February 14, 2019
#HBLPSL2019— کاشف اعوان (@lostguy79) February 14, 2019
PSL trophy or Kalma Chowk.cup. pic.twitter.com/x3IFIWmKt1
All said, we’re still in a trance after yesterday’s brilliant opening ceremony and no matter who lifts the trophy, our love for PSL will remain unchanged!