Lahore Qalandars won the PSL but the hug between Shaheen and Rizwan won everyone's hearts

Published 28 Feb, 2022 01:57pm

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There were a lot of moments people will remember from the PSL final and not all of them were during the match.

Photos: CricCrazyJohns/Twitter and __Hazel_/Twitter
Photos: CricCrazyJohns/Twitter and __Hazel_/Twitter

The PSL is finally over and the Lahore Qalandars have emerged as champions for the first time. A hug between the Qalandars and Sultans captains Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Rizwan at the end of the final showed everyone why people are so emotionally invested.

It was a night to remember for Lahore fans as their beloved Qalandars erased the pain of years of failure to finally bag their maiden PSL title by defeating favourites Multan Sultans by 42 runs at Gaddafi Stadium on Feb 27.

Captain Shaheen took to Twitter to express gratitude for the first Qalandars win in seven years and showed true sportsmanship spirit by appreciating their opponents as well.

Shahid Afridi congratulated his son-in-law to-be and said, "The entire Qalandars squad and in fact entire Lahore deserves this!"

Sarfaraz Ahmed and Wasim Akram also congratulated the team.

But what really made the match special was this cute moment between the two captains.

We stan!

Nothing escapes fans — nothing!

Even in loss Rizwan has everyone's heart.

Facts.

The glee is infectious!

Fan art is a given.

Even Indians enjoyed the PSL journey.

A Babar meme was inevitable at the end of the league.

It's been a rollercoaster of emotions and now each of the teams has at least one PSL win under their belts.

This year's PSL gave us a lot of laughs, had fans upset at times but most of all, had all of us cheering on the players and the sportsmanship.