Updated 18 Nov, 2020

Loud cheers, passion for Pakistan, synchronised chants and an ecstatic awaam — HBL PSL 2020 brought cricket back home.

The final — one of the most anticipated given the rivalry between the country's two biggest cities — was played after a gap of nearly eight months after the PSL's fifth edition came to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.

What was supposed to be a packed closing ceremony at the National Stadium Karachi, became an isolated sit-at-home event during the pandemic.

While some enjoyed the lights show and fireworks from their vicinity in Karsaz, others were just glad that they no longer had to complain about the roadblocks, traffic jams and the inconvenience the logistics caused.

Either way, the Pakistan Super League was a much-needed distraction during a year which has otherwise been overshadowed by Covid-19.

Here we round up all the emotions that were bursting on social media as Karachi Kings lifted the trophy.

Babar Azam won everyone's hearts

But this Lahori wasn't happy

While Karachi Kings just felt like kings

The Qalandars were bitter

But others were busy furthering their own agenda

Some just missed bhai and his reign

While others knew the happiness was short-lived

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Pakistani Nov 18, 2020 12:52pm
Most sensible comment was by the great journalist Mr.Hamid Mir
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Nov 18, 2020 12:59pm
Credit must be given where credit is due. Well played Karachi Kings. Keep it up and hang on tough.
Fastrack Nov 18, 2020 01:29pm
Lahore vs Karachi. Result: Pakistan wins.
Fastrack Nov 18, 2020 01:29pm
Babar is brute done elegantly.
M. Emad Nov 18, 2020 02:24pm
Empty Stadium !
faraz Hanf Nov 18, 2020 02:59pm
M. Emad Nov 18, 2020 03:00pm
Stadium Empty ---- 'All emotions bursting on social media'
bimal william Nov 18, 2020 03:18pm
Congratulations the new champion of PSL , The Karachi Kings!!!!!!! Your hard work as a team made this dream possible. It is the celebration time for The Karachi Kings. Hip Hip Hurray!!!!!!!!!
M. Saeed Nov 18, 2020 05:36pm
It was only different names, otherwise it was a win for Pakistan. Even a win for Karachi kings was due to Babar Azam alone, who is from Punjab, Pakistan.
Pplaris Nov 18, 2020 10:06pm
Congratulations to both teams - To Karachi Kings for winning the PSL champions and to Lahore Qalandars for reaching the final for the first time.
joe Nov 18, 2020 10:53pm
Any comments on income? For IPL In 2019, the IPL viewership has increased by 31% as compared to 2018. According to Duff & Phelps, the brand value of the IPL 2019 was Rs. 475 billion.
Saif Nov 19, 2020 08:01am
@joe : Now build some bathrooms for your 1.4 billion people. Most of them are with it!
Syed Ahmed Nov 19, 2020 10:02am
Pakistan won in the end, congrats to Karachi an Lahore for brilliant performance