Gladiators vs United: Netizens cheer on Azam Khan for hitting Lala out of the park

Gladiators vs United: Netizens cheer on Azam Khan for hitting Lala out of the park

From commenting on Moin Khan's reactions to Sarfaraz's, Pakistani Twitter covers all its meme worthy bases.
Updated 04 Feb, 2022

On the surface, the tenth match of PSL 7 on Feb 3 pitted Islamabad United and the Quetta Gladiators against each other but netizens were quick to point out that it also pitted Moin Khan, the Gladiators' coach, against his son Azam Khan, who's playing for United this season.

To cut to the chase, Azam hits flying sixers out of the stadium during Shahid Afridi's bowling and Pakistani Twitter is split, on one side they're cheering Azam on for a brilliant performance while on the other there are mixed feelings about him smashing hits when Lala was bowling.

Islamabad United won the match on against the Gladiators by 43 runs and Twitter is filled with updates, reactions and memes.

Azam's sixes have been immortalised on Twitter.

Fans have become cheerleaders and praised his performance.

The viral "main Khuda ki kasam tere khwaabon me aaunga [I swear to God I will visit your dreams]" video was converted to a meme for the situation.

Tonnes of Moin memes have erupted, claiming he's actually secretly happy about the opposite team winning because of his son's performance.

Fans are amused by Sarfaraz's silence during Lala's bowling.

A Sarfaraz-Moin meme has also come out of the situation.

Meanwhile Afridi fans have very mixed feelings.

Some have pointed out the age and experience difference between Azam and Afridi and shared Azam's baby picture.

Others joked about Lala's to be son-in-law, hinting at Shaheen Afridi who plays for Lahore Qalandars, making Azam pay for this.

Did you watch the match? Are you among Azam's cheerleaders or Afridi's defenders?


IMRAN ULLAH AWAN Feb 04, 2022 12:55pm
I guess, Shahid Khan Afridi should have respectfully resigned now from all formats of cricket as his age and fitness level does not allow him to compete with young upcoming lads. There is a time for every legend and may be his time is over now.
Crick freak Feb 04, 2022 01:04pm
After few years, Azam Khan will be elder than Afridi in terms of age as well. As Afridi is, you know, aging slowly
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Feb 04, 2022 01:14pm
It's high time and the right time for Shahid Afridi to honorably retire from all forms of cricket with immediate effect.
ABU TALIB Feb 04, 2022 02:23pm
Formerly Azam khan played with Quetta Gladiators, What a contrast now.
Aslam Qureshi Feb 04, 2022 04:18pm
Shahid Afridi had to quit cricket and habit of being in media 10 years ago. 4 overs 40-50 wl be normal fr him plus no double figures in betting. He shd quit cricket. Enough is enough.
D’Souza Feb 04, 2022 05:33pm
Does that batsman have something around his belly that is making it look big or is it actually that big?
D’Souza Feb 04, 2022 06:29pm
Geez look at the size of that guy
Nawaz Feb 04, 2022 11:33pm
Azam Khan is good for kabadi or wrestling. The fitness standards should come in PSL as well. In sports like cricket and football, there's no room for such a fatty athelite.
Really Feb 05, 2022 07:44am
Remember your culture and heritage. You are the descendants of a great civilization but one of your forefathers was forced to convert. Your original heritage is not arab. That is the truth.
MK Feb 05, 2022 01:59pm
@IMRAN ULLAH AWAN 100% true!
M IRFAN Feb 06, 2022 06:49am
Lala we love u from the core of heart❤
AD Feb 06, 2022 07:18am
AZAM KHAN played with confidence. He was on fire. Great game. Play him against upcoming Australia series.