Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans? Pakistani Twitter thinks it's more like Babar and Rizwan being besties
Babar Azam, captain of the ICC's ODI and T20I teams of the year, versus Mohammad Rizwan, T20I Cricketer of the Year, who wouldn't be excited? The first match of the seventh PSL took place on Jan 27 and the air is buzzing with excitement, especially after the Karachi Kings were defeated by the Multan Sultans. From joking about Azam letting Rizwan win to Rizwan's cute captaincy moments — Pakistani Twitter has captured it all.
After a short but electrifying curtain-raiser, cricket fans were more than ready to witness the first battle between their favourite teams and the reactions are filled with good humoured clap backs and memes to digest it all with a good laugh.
This user said it, "You can be good, but you can't be PSL."
Netizens joked about Azam taking the game lightly because it was his friend "Rizzu's team."
"Humy tu apno ne loota [we were robbed by our own]," said one fan — well, that's what the PSL is all about.
Despite the loss, fans were in awe of Azam's batting.
Some even cheered him on, wishing him luck for next time.
While some posted about the expectation versus reality — surely a Multan Sultans fan.
Fans appreciated a cute moment where Rizwan showed excellent captaincy and hugged his teammate when his bowling produced a sixer.
Meanwhile all of Karachi right now.
Are you excited about today's match? Who do you think will win? Drop your predictions.