- Excited followers take to Twitter to share footage from the exhibition match
- Showbiz Sharks, led by Waseem Khan, locks horns with Gwadar Dolphins led by SAPM Zulfi Bukhari
- Prayers supplied for Pakistani mountaineer Ali Sadpara
GWADAR: It was a sight for sore eyes because the cricket stadium within the metropolis, dubbed by many because the world’s most stunning one, hosted its first ever cricket match on Friday.
The picturesque stadium, surrounded by the majestic mountains and hills, is internet hosting a match between the Showbiz Sharks Vs the Gwadar Dolphins.
In keeping with a report, the Showbiz Sharks is being led by PCB CEO Waseem Khan and can embrace Fakhr-e-Alam, Faysal Qureishi, Ali Zafar, Saleem Sheikh, Aijaz Aslam, Shezad Roy, Sami Khan, Kamran Jeelani, Salman Saeed, Ali Safina and Noman Habib.
The Dolphins, then again, are being led by Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister on Abroad Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari and options native gamers and Ali Zaidi and the GOC Gwadar.
British Excessive Commissioner to Pakistan, Christian Turner, officiated the toss between Zulfi Bukhari and Waseem Khan.
“What a stadium,” mentioned Turner. “It’s the most beautiful stadium in the world, in my opinion,” he added.
Bukhari’s Sharks gained the toss and the skipper elected to bowl first.
“Our batting and bowling line-ups are both strong so we are looking forward ot the game,” mentioned Waseem Khan.
Cricket buffs could not maintain again from tweeting footage of the stadium. Listed below are among the tweets:
The Ministry of Abroad Pakistanis determined to leap on the “Pawri Hori Hai” bandwagon.
One Twitter account uploaded the brand new PSL banger taking part in loudly within the stadium.
Zulfi Bukhari’s ministry tweeted a couple of footage of the Dolphins’ captain on the sphere.
Turner himself was fairly excited to be on the venue.
Earlier than the sport commenced, prayers for Pakistani mountaineer Ali Sadpara and the opposite two overseas climbers have been held who went lacking with him on their adventurous expedition to K2.
Sadpara was lately declared useless by his household.
One other avid sports activities follower tweeted a few footage of the stadium, showcasing the stadium’s staffer getting ready the bottom for the motion forward.
The stadium was first highlighted by singer, actor and TV character Fakhar-e-Alam, who tweeted footage and movies from the stadium.
Quickly, the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) caught wind of it and shared footage of the stadium, upsetting some Indian cricket followers within the course of.
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