Cricket came home and Pakistan celebrated yet another successful completion of a high profile cricket game. Lahore sparkled in glee on Sunday night and everyone talked about nothing but cricket, even those who don’t follow cricket regularly were glued to their television screens; such was the passion among the Pakistanis who want to see the game return to their shores.
There was music, there was fun, there were celebrations and there was love for the Sri Lankan team which made the night truly memorable for both the teams and for all of Pakistan.
Every cricket fan in the country wanted to see their favourite sons play before their eyes and watch their heroes celebrate the victory moments in Gaddafi Stadium, and so they did.
It was a comprehensive victory for Pakistan in the final clash, but Sri Lankan players won our hearts. Pakistanis welcomed their guests with roars that all of Lahore could hear; it was truly marvellous.
If something makes Twitterati active, it is definitely worthwhile, isn’t it?
Let’s see how Twitter paid tribute to the Sri Lanka team for visiting the cricket-thirsty country; Pakistan. Before that, the National Anthem of Pakistan.
— Sawera Pasha (@sawerapasha) October 29, 2017
Welcoming Sri Lanka by reminding them their World Cup Triumph in Lahore!
Amir was the standout bowler, but it was the Sri Lanka XI which won the hearts of millions.
— °·._.·*M.Maaz 🇵🇰 * ·._.·° (@M_MaazQureshi) October 29, 2017
It has been a great year for Pakistan cricket.
— Abdullah Zahid (@abdullah_zahid) October 29, 2017
Everyone is in love with the young Sri Lankan team for making the trip.
— Zameel Anwer (@ZameelAnwer) October 29, 2017
Thisara Perera is the new Darren Sammy for Pakistan.
— Taha Hassan (@IamTahaHasan) October 29, 2017
Pakistanis will love the Sri Lankan team and cricket board forever.
— Fara Qureshi (@FaraQureshi) October 29, 2017
Peace always wins! Thank you, Sri Lanka.
— Abdullah (@SaidByAbdullah) October 29, 2017
There were those who were rooting for Sri Lanka in the third match, such is the love for the brave team.
— SعDiA #Badaمian (Jaanبaz) (@sadiayounas77) October 29, 2017
We are certainly proud of Sri Lanka XI for visiting Pakistan.
Well done Sri Lanka You returned to a city where you were attacked. Winning or losing is secondary. Pakistan is proud of u #CricketComesHome
— Haroon Hayat (@Rjharoon) October 29, 2017
Way to go for Pakistan.
— ExplorePakistan (@SnapPakistan) October 29, 2017
It was a historic day for Pakistan cricket in true sense of the word.
— Michael Kugelman (@MichaelKugelman) October 29, 2017
It would not have been possible without the efforts of the Pakistani military and para-military forces.
— ❤️ Syed ❤️ (@TweetsMySelf_) October 29, 2017
Malik and Shadab after the presentation ceremony.
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