World XI may have lost the first match, but they’ve won millions of hearts. They will remember the roars which welcomed them when they stepped out on the field.
The atmosphere was electric and every Pakistani was overjoyed and overwhelmed.
The unique welcome was captivating – the World XI squad entered the ground in the traditionally designed rickshaws.
— Nawal (@nawal_nawaz) September 13, 2017
Lovely scenes, pictures we’ve waited so long to see!
The social media has responded brilliantly to the World XI tour and everyone’s thanking the players for their kind gesture. The series is already being regarded as ‘much more than a cricket series’ by the cricket circles and even by the political leaders.
Most of the games begin with the national anthems of the participating teams, but last night was special – ‘Pak Sarzameen Shaadbaad‘ gave the nation goosebumps, literally.
— Daily Nawa-i-Waqt (@Nawaiwaqt_) September 13, 2017
People have opened their hearts and expressed their feelings towards the long-awaited cricket revival in Pakistan on the social media.
Here’s what they had to say.
Let’s start with our favorite bhabhi.
It was hot, it wasloud and I loved every minute, last night was what cricket should be like. Well done Pakistan https://t.co/Cc0KcZZwgf
— Shaniera Akram (@iamShaniera) September 13, 2017
It sure was an unbelievable feeling as the National cricketer Nain Abidi tweets,
Game is done! 🇵🇰 in one up!🙂
Thanks WXI🙏🏻for giving this beautiful country days and moments to remember🤝#PAKvWXI
— Syeda Nain Abidi (@SyedaNain18) September 12, 2017
The successful hosting of such a high-profile match portrays Pakistan as a peace-loving and, of course, a cricket-loving country.
Good event and indeed in Pakistan.We are peace loving country and we smashed terrorism from our country now world should do more.
— Saqib Ali Haidri (@SaqibAliHaidri) September 13, 2017
— Muzamil (@MuzzamilEjaz) September 13, 2017
Its a long and hard road, but hopefully, we can get there.
Gradually Pakistan is moving towards normalcy… This journey is long and hard
— The Expert (@TheExpert87) September 13, 2017
No matter whether we lose or win, cricket wins, Pakistan wins.
#PAKvWXI winning or losing doesn't matter. Cricket returning to Pakistan matters the most.
— Dr Danish Ebad (@MrDanny3) September 13, 2017
Former Indian cricketer, Mohamad Kaif, termed this match as ‘much-needed’.
A much needed big international match for the simple, cheering fans of Pakistan cricket. Wonderful enthusiasm and a good victory.#PAKvWXI
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) September 12, 2017
Pakistan tells the world that they do not fear terrorism, they want to get rid of the evil. International cricket helps, for sure.
— M. Saad Arslan Sadiq (@Arslan_Sadiq) September 12, 2017
— Mmmm… (@Waqas_amjad) September 12, 2017
Even Indians were gracious with their words, wishing best of luck to Pakistan.
— Achal Sharma 🇮🇳 (@achalsharma17) September 11, 2017
— Vikram Singh (@vikramsingh_312) September 12, 2017
Let’s hope everything goes smoothly and this becomes the beginning of a dream come true.