Memes, FOMO and the 'king': Twitter reacts to the PSL opening ceremony

Memes, FOMO and the 'king': Twitter reacts to the PSL opening ceremony

Atif Aslam, Imran Khan, Aima Baig, Naseebo Lal performed at a pre-recorded ceremony in Turkey.
Updated 20 Feb, 2021

The PSL opening ceremony was aired on Saturday evening ahead of the first match at the National Stadium in Karachi. The songs were pre-recorded in Turkey and everyone watched the ceremony from their homes.

Much like the response to the PSL anthem, social media was divided over the ceremony itself. Some people loved it while others didn't.

Some people said it seemed more like a concert than the opening ceremony for the PSL.

But others were upset that the singers were lip-synching.

It was also a pretty short ceremony, with some of the singers performing medleys rather than full length songs.

Some people weren't fans of the graphics used for the ceremony and to be honest, neither were we.

Atif Aslam

As always, Pakistan's 'King of Pop' did a great job. People loved his performance.

In fact, some said he united fans who support different teams.

Imran Khan and Humaima Malick

When Imran Khan came out people were pumped. A lot of people had serious FOMO because they missed the chance to hear 'Bewafa' live.

Some people didn't know he was Pakistani while others thought he was Akshay Kumar.

Others got a serpentine vibe from him.

Groove Mera crew

The singers of the PSL anthem 'Groove Mera,' Aima Baig, Naseebo Lal and Young Stunners also performed.

But Young Stunners weren't actually at the venue with Lal and Baig and a lot of people missed them.

What we're most disappointed with (aside from the graphics) is that the 'Groove Mera' crew didn't wear their outfits from the PSL anthem music video. Where was Naseebo Lal's fabulous sequinned sari or Young Stunners amazing colourful suits?

What did you think of the PSL opening ceremony? Did it live up to the hype?


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John Feb 20, 2021 09:09pm
Was a below average ceremony, no real enthusiasm
Zartaj Gul Feb 20, 2021 10:22pm
It was a torture !!!
Riazullah Baig Feb 21, 2021 12:56am
What's the point of holding the opening ceremony in Turkey? Do Turks even know what cricket is?
Ali Feb 21, 2021 01:57am
This has to be the most shameful opening ceremony ever. I mean why even call it that?! They could have just shown these videos before the match started to have some sports talk show..but the cheap graphics and lip-synching fails really showed how a knock-off PSL really is...
TruthMatters Feb 21, 2021 02:42am
With this opening ceremony performance, PSL 6 has come full circle. The artists esp. Naseebo, Aima and the Young Stunners have made it their own- a truly and uniquely Pakistani experience! Nothing quite like it! I’m still grooving to it. Groovy, indeed! Bravo! Bravo, PSL organizers, teams and support staff!
Babar Malik Feb 21, 2021 04:52am
Liked Groove Mera original track Did not like opening ceremony - fake and poor production. Could have done better in Pakistan for half its cost.
Aftab Malik Feb 21, 2021 05:33am
Pales in comparison to the IPL opening ceremony.
Mashaal Feb 21, 2021 07:48am
What a blunder! A pathetic opening. Who.approves these events, songs?
Jo Feb 21, 2021 09:50am
Slick opening ceremony. Scratching my head to understand where was Pakistani culture at display besides Urdu language! Missed an opportunity to promote the real Pakistan at this window showcase for the world.
Riazullah Baig Feb 21, 2021 09:52am
Why did you hold the opening ceremony in Turkey where they don't know anything about cricket?
Zafar Naim Feb 21, 2021 11:34am
Worst ceremony. So boring. Not upto the standard of Pure Pakistani Event. DO the closing ceremony a remarkable and memorable event. Pleaseeeeeeeee
Abdul Khalique Feb 21, 2021 11:47am
Atif aslam was good. Naseebo Lal would look more graceful in her typical traditional outfit ! also, surrounded environment during this pre-recorded ceremony was also not being matched with the PSL theme.
Kamal Feb 21, 2021 05:58pm
Didn't represent PSL / PAKISTAN . Specially wardrobes are vulger.
Alishba Feb 22, 2021 11:10am