Celebs flock to Dubai as Pakistan Super League kicks off

Celebs flock to Dubai as Pakistan Super League kicks off

Fawad Khan, Ali Zafar and Hamza Ali Abbasi in one stadium? Stop the madness!
Updated 05 Feb, 2016

Gone are the days when Pakistanis obsessed about teams from the Indian Premier League (IPL) -- our very own Pakistan Super League (PSL) has taken over.

And there was no shortage of star power at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium last night at it's opening ceremony.

The movers and shakers of the cricket world from all over the globe were there but other celebs also popped in to rep their respective teams.

No wonder that as a match between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators inaugurated the T20 cricket tournament, all eyes were on the bleachers instead.

Well, you can't blame the spectators: Fawad Khan was sitting there with his family looking picture perfect.

All set to support the team! #ISLU #PSL #islamabadunited

A photo posted by Fawad A Khan (@fawadkhan81) on

Humaima Malick couldn't help but pop in for a shot with the power couple.

Humaima Malick poses with the power couple, Mr and Mrs. Fawad Khan! #PSL #Dubai

A photo posted by IMAGES (@dawn_images) on

He even took this adorable picture with Hamza Ali Abbasi.

With none other than #HamzaAliAbbasi at #PSL

A photo posted by Fawad Khan (@ifawadkhan) on

And Ali Zafar. Somebody call 911!

Now that's a #selfie! #FawadKhan and #AliZafar, day is made! 😍 #PSL

A photo posted by IMAGES (@dawn_images) on

Looks like Ayesha Omar's feeling a lot better now after that unfortunate accident.

Seriously, we meant it when we said there was way too much star power in that stadium.

Like, Sean Paul was there for crying out loud!

#seanpaul in the house! #pslt20 #openingceremony #karachikings #dubai

A video posted by Ayesha Omar (@ayesha.m.omar) on

Scenes from the opening ceremony last night.. #hblpsl #psl #pakistancricket #dubai #abkhelkedikha #seanpaul #chrisgayle

A photo posted by The Team Pakistan (@theteampakistan) on

Mohib Mirza was also there with his wife, Aamina Sheikh giving us major relationship goals.

Power couple @aaminasheikh and #Mohibmirza at the #HBLPSL launch in #Dubai

A photo posted by Karachista : Style In Pakistan (@karachista1) on

He also performed with his Bachaana co-star, Sanam Saeed.

And this was just the opening ceremony; the tournament has a lot more in store for us!


kranaiitr Feb 05, 2016 01:50pm
why the stadium is empty even vip gallery
AIZ Feb 05, 2016 02:37pm
Nice one
S. Khan Feb 05, 2016 03:13pm
Yes, it was glitzy and glamours, but there wasn't much "Pakistan" in it. The opening ceremony could have been associated with virtually any other country of the world. It was too generic. And what the hell was Sean Paul doing there? Is he really famous in Pakistan? Why not show the best local talent instead? It looked like Najam Sethi and Co. were trying to look cool in front of Western/Indian audience, forgetting that this is "Pakistan" Super League and its primary audience is in Pakland. The match, that followed, was great though. Congratulations to Quetta i general and M.Nawaz, Luke Wright in particular.
shaD Feb 05, 2016 03:15pm
very good masahaAllah..
Arslan Feb 05, 2016 03:21pm
@kranaiitr nice try of manipulation. Check the video further down, does it look empty there? Do you know at what stage the picture was taken in the VIP stand - how long before the opening? Some people!!
Muhammad Arshad Feb 05, 2016 03:29pm
Great, wish this was in Pakistan
Just here Feb 05, 2016 03:53pm
@kranaiitr.... look carefully the stadium is not empty mr. Patel.
Goher Feb 05, 2016 04:01pm
Best OF Luck PSL..U Will Rock.
Nouman Feb 05, 2016 04:16pm
Welcome, so refreshing to see all these beautiful faces.
SA Chandio Feb 05, 2016 05:31pm
Ahh man !!good to see my fav actors Fawad Khan, Hamza Abbasi,Ali Zafar,Sohai Ali Abro,Ayesha Omer,Humaima Malik and Ahsan Khan.
Moderate Voice Feb 05, 2016 07:54pm
The fact that the "Pakistan Super League" is not being played in Pakistan says a lot about the future of this tournament and is frankly an insult to the people of Pakistan. There is no way the PSL will be able to compete with the IPL in the long run.
Valar Morgulis Feb 05, 2016 08:14pm
@Arslan IPL people man, they can't digest the successful launch and hence resort to finding flaws.
Say who Feb 05, 2016 08:23pm
@kranaiitr Glass half empty for some, always. See the happy faces...
S Hashmi Feb 06, 2016 12:42am
@Moderate Voice I don't think there is a plan to compete with IPL
James_Blonde Feb 06, 2016 02:42am
@Muhammad Arshad All in good time my love, all in good time!
weirdity Feb 06, 2016 07:26am
PSL is a smashing success!
Awais Feb 06, 2016 10:26am
@kranaiitr because we have to quality not the quantity.
Sudhanshu Swami Feb 06, 2016 10:31am
It seems that many top celebrities attended ceremony
LK@Madurai Feb 06, 2016 11:05am
PSL in a foreign country??
Danish Feb 06, 2016 11:18am
@kranaiitr Your big three FUNDA has fallen apart and now you should be more concerned about IPL.
Lafanga Feb 06, 2016 01:28pm
Atleast PSL invited the Indian players to participate in PSL. It's upto them if they don't come. The small minded Indians don't even invite Pakistani players to the IPL. Shows the huge difference in maturity level of the two countries.
Pak Feb 06, 2016 02:26pm
@Moderate Voice you dont have to ipl will die its natural death as BBL will take over soon, PSL is for Pak people and players .........
faryal Feb 06, 2016 03:29pm
all looking awsome~!
shahida Feb 06, 2016 05:45pm
@S. Khan yes you are right . it should be in Pakistan and show the Pakistani Identity.
shahida Feb 06, 2016 05:52pm
This should be in Pakistan. If we playing our national league in some where else how we convince other to come in Pakistan and play cricket .Other thing that Is this for Pakistani peoples? because not many afford to go Dubai and see their favorite players in Action.
Zaheer Jafri Feb 06, 2016 06:06pm
Wish PSL is successful...and once it is then Pakistan will rock
Thups Feb 06, 2016 08:52pm
@kranaiitr even with "pakistan superstars" right there???
Kanwaljeet Singh Feb 07, 2016 08:10am
is PSL is being telecasted live?? which channel? very less info is available on internet. can i watch in US?
Afzal Feb 07, 2016 07:26pm
@Moderate Voice Competition with IPL or any other league seems irrelevant.....PSL is meant to create its on impact on the development of cricket in Pakistan. Unfortunately if it follows what has been happening in IPL it too could go corrupt.
Cavalier Feb 07, 2016 08:56pm
Way to go. Lovely gathering..!!
Kashif Feb 08, 2016 09:34am
@Kanwaljeet Singh - PTV Sports Live channel on youtube.
Kamran Khan Feb 08, 2016 11:16am
@Kanwaljeet Singh Live streaming available on Youtube
Niran Feb 08, 2016 11:49am
@Lafanga : There is nothing to do with maturity by inviting Indian Players Mr. Its all about the money and following it will generate when 1.3 billion people starting watching PSL in INDIA., which is straight terms is called BUSINESS MINDED..
Mohibullah Khan Feb 08, 2016 07:36pm
Full of celebs at government cost, no spectators.
Barnala Feb 09, 2016 11:35am
@Niran Do you think PSL would be able to generate funds to pay players like Kohli, Raina ,Dhoni ,yuvi etc.? what kohli spends on getting his cars serviced is being paid to the icon players in PSL. Doesnt weigh up nicely as these leagues are all about money
nabiha Feb 11, 2016 12:18am
too much hotness in one place :) ... best of luck to PSL :) Geo Pakistan :)