Lahore Qalandars started the PSL 2018 in the worst possible manner; losing their first 5 matches and it has left all the fans raging.
One such fan took his despair to a whole new level by putting the entire team up for sale on Ebay, an international e-commerce website.
The mock ad was titled Lahore Qalandars PSL T20 Team. Funnily enough, it states that ‘parts (are) not working’ under the Product Condition tab.
The seller goes on to mention that the Qalandar team runs on the New Zealand engine. Its a playful hint that points to the squad’s NZ-born member Brendon McCullum, since he is the only batsman in Qalandars line-up who has some runs under his belt.
The ad was posted by “mrdenn1s”, an Australian cricket follower who goes by the name of “DennisCricket_” on Twitter. He’s also an active fan of Pakistani cricket team, who previously put Wahab Riaz on sale when he got smacked around the park in the Champions Trophy opener against India.
Here is how the ad looked like before it was taken down on eBay:
There is no doubt that Lahore has been struggling in the competition, losing one match against each franchise in the latest edition of the PSL.
Moreover, an additional comment read:
Only 3 years old, however it is out of warranty. Requires some love and attention to return to good working order. I have receipts for all of the parts.
Despite having Umar Akmal in the side (or as some might say, especially because of him), Lahore has not fared well when it comes to scoring runs. The seller joked about having the wrong Akmal in the side:
Unfortunately, we brought the wrong one (wrong Akmal brother). You may be able to return the Umar Akmal if you still have the tags. [He can] even run on grapes.
Although Qalandars can still mathematically qualify for the next phase for PSL 2018, it seems highly unlikely considering they would have to try and win all of their upcoming matches.