LAHORE: The closing ceremony of Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) second edition held Sunday at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Actors Ahmed Ali Butt and Ayesha Omer hosted the show which precedes the clash between the Quetta Gladiators and the Peshawar Zalmi.
Singer Ali Zafar took to the stage to perform his PSL song ‘Ab Khel Jamay Ga’.
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Another pop singer Faakhir Mehmood enthralled audience with his performance on his song ‘Tere Bina Dil Na Lage’.
The Peshawar Zalmi, led by Darren Sammy, took a round of the stadium before a performance by band Overload.
Overload was followed by Ali Azmat singing Junoon band’s hits ‘Yaro Yehi Dosti Hai’, ‘Jazba Junoon’, ‘Josh-e-Junoon’ and ‘Lal Meri Pat’.
Thank you Lahore for such a massive turnout. Indeed Lahore Lahore Ay!!! ❤️ #HBLPSL#AbKhelJamayGapic.twitter.com/zFHrKOhrJg
— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) March 5, 2017
The ceremony concluded with PSL Chairman Najam Sethi’s brief speech.
He said: Pakistanis and peaceful people and they know how to host cricket event.
“Today there are people here from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, Karachi, Quetta ─ from every part of Pakistan. This is a show of solidarity. The whole world should see we are together. We will not bow our heads before anyone. We can do anything,” Sethi said.
He thanked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and local administration for making the dream of hosting PSL final come true.
Here is how twitterites reacted to inaugural ceremony:
Its not #PSL its #Pakistan vs #terrorism
Pakistan winning by a huge margin#PSLFinalLahore#AbKhelJamayGa #CricketComesHome pic.twitter.com/GTBQ29G3mR
— Safwan Farooq (@Safwan_Farooq) March 5, 2017
What a day today. #PSL final being played in Lahore 😊 Praying all goes well & the world witnesses an amazing end to an amazing tournament.
— Asim Azhar (@AsimAzharr) March 5, 2017
So much jazba so much junoon; that’s Pakistan for you! Well done everyone associated with PSL; this is a proud moment #PakistanZindabad pic.twitter.com/zOcsd4wtKl
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) March 5, 2017
FAWAD RANA IS HERE TO SUPPORT PSL, I LOVE THIS GUY. pic.twitter.com/kbIshhWaJc
— Starboy (@Marieejuana_) March 5, 2017
Thousands of hard working people made the PSL final possible Najam Sethi + team did not deserve the crowds political jeering.
— Wes Malik (@wesmalik) March 5, 2017
PSL is better than IPL🌚
— Meh🌸 (@Wokie_Gurl) March 5, 2017
best freaking picture of entire PSL history pic.twitter.com/mFLPwxo123
— Ali. (@AleyFarooq) March 5, 2017
Story first published: 5th March 2017