The ongoing Independence Cup promises to open a window of opportunity for the revival of international cricket in Pakistan. The event as expected has managed to attract a lot of attention from fans across the globe. Needless to say, Pak vs World XI has left Pakistani cricket fans in frenzy. And why not? It’s a huge cricketing event and its happening in our backyard!
Let’s summarize how Pakistan’s reaction to the series – and what better way to do it than to take a walk down Twitter to see how Twitterati reacted during the first game of the Pak vs World XI series.
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Just before the game began players from World XI received a lap of honour with a touch of local culture.
World XI team lap of honour at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore #PAKvWXI #CricketKiHalalala pic.twitter.com/7q5F0O9hMl
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) September 12, 2017
ICONIC SCENES: World XI enjoying the ride in Lahorehttps://t.co/4U0nBACrZd #PAKvWXI pic.twitter.com/XaemhnU9jl
— Tribune Sports (@ETribuneSports) September 12, 2017
The World XI entered the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in style. #PAKvWorldXI pic.twitter.com/Sbv19QI3Ob
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) September 12, 2017
Regardless of how the “Selfie Boy” plays he is bound to receive attention.
Ahmed Shehzad: Attention he ni mil ri thi tw socha out ho jaoon :p pic.twitter.com/4fcRlULxDh
— Sadia A 🇵🇰 (@DrSsadiaA) September 12, 2017
Ahmed Shehzad hits a four after this…. #PakvWXI pic.twitter.com/hNlUd5iyrD
— Patari (@patarimusic) September 12, 2017
This because there is no fun without trolling the Indian fans.
#CricketComesHome Our Neighbours right now 😂#CricketComesHome #CricektKiHalalala #PAKvWXI pic.twitter.com/dwAnKbbmlX
— Mavez_official (@IamMavez) September 12, 2017
For indian fans 😂
— Saad Ibrahim (@_SaadOfficial) September 12, 2017
"We won't let you forget" #PakvInd #PAKvsWorldXI #PAKvWXI #CricektKiHalalala #CricketComesHome pic.twitter.com/7QxYgP35ad
— Joweria (@JoweriaMalik_) September 12, 2017
Terrorism lost today in Pakistan. Thank you World XI.#PAKvsWorldXI #PAKvWXI pic.twitter.com/XWBODmjlTC
— M. Saad Arslan Sadiq (@Arslan_Sadiq) September 12, 2017
Pakistanis Love Darren Sammy for a Reason
Fell on a terrific yorker, applauded the bowler even before standing up. Greatness level: Darren Sammy#PAKvWXI pic.twitter.com/Vlk5ZbL5t8
— Haseeb Arshad (@HaseebTweets) September 12, 2017
It was Babar Azam’s day and it gave people a reason to troll his cousins!
Babar azam is the type of cousin that you always fear about. Who always tops while you're struggling for your admission. I feel for akmals.
— Waleed Nasir (@waleednasir00) September 12, 2017
Babar Azam receives man of the match award from Director of the International Cricket Council Giles Clarke. #CricektKiHalalala pic.twitter.com/Pt4e7CI2qV
— Sawera Pasha (@sawerapasha) September 13, 2017
As we all remain hopeful!
They sure did! A joyous night as Pakistan celebrated its return to hosting international cricket 🇵🇰
Match report ➡️ https://t.co/fWNUaxuOIx pic.twitter.com/9jTCGTXnCM
— ICC (@ICC) September 12, 2017
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