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World Cup 2019 Highlights

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All the best moments

A lot of people including us are now asking themselves a dreadful question; “World-cup tu khatam ab kiya karen?” Since the past one and a half months, cricket fans have been thoroughly enjoying the nail biting cricket matches while supporting their favourite teams. As a Pakistani its almost a crime to not spend your evening while sitting in front of your television screaming at the state of our team and simultaneously sharing memes on face book and twitter. Cricket is not just a sport, it is a part of culture.

Now that it is finally over and England has managed to finally become champions at their own game, we have compiled all the best moments from 2019’s world cup as an ode to our favourite game.

 

1) When Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed wore traditional Pakistani shalwar kameez to meet the Queen of England and received unnecessary criticism, 

And not only Pakistanis but even Indians came to his defence in the most beautiful moment of unity we witnessed between the two.

Thank you Captain for upholding our traditions in the face of western culture. 

 

2) After the defeat against West Indies Pakistanis had low expectations but surprisingly Team Pakistan managed to win against the WC favourite Team England and Pakistani social media was shook

Slap in the face of logic, indeed!

 

3) Mohammad Amir ka dil jeetnay wala comeback! 

mazaak hai ke biryani? 

while there were stabs made at the arch nemesis, India

 

4)The birth of the Meme – Legend,

 

His face is a perfect mix of disappointment and anger every Pakistani fan experiences when our players refuse to field well in any match.

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the meme-fanatics went crazy over this man and quite literally made him famous, 

 

cmon dad blame climate change,

 

even ICC jumped in on it, 

 

5) when Team Pakistan lost to India, but the humour never died

 

there were attacks at the Captain and his fitness, 

Pakistanis slowly lost all hope, 

 

and of course everyone’s favourite reaction, Pakistani Vlogger Momin Saqib ranting over Pakistan’s defeat, 

all of us @ Team Pakistan’s performance against Team India, “ye mazak horeya hai?” 

 

6) The on-going 1992 conspiracy theory, 

 

the similarities were so strong even ICC itself caught up,

but once the tournament started taking a different turn, Pakistanis started making fun of their own misery,

 

7) India’s loss, Pakistan’s redemption 

damn right, it is a victory!

8) The epic, nail-biting Final! 

 

the over -throw that got Stokes his victory,

some people are still questioning it

 

the super-over that caused all of us to scream at our screens,

England might have won the worldcup but this man right here won everyone’s hearts! 

 

absolute whirlwind of emotions!

 

Bonus entertainment for Muslims;

 

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Congratulations Team England and farewell to one of the best sport tournaments ever. Balanced amount of drama, humour and sportsman ship! Thank You. 

 

Which PSL 2018 songs won hearts?

Aysha Binte Amin

Pakistan Cricket Board blessed the Pakistanis with our very own T20 cricket league, PSL, in 2015. The first tournament was held in 2016 in Dubai, where Islamabad United won. Second PSL was held 2017 in UAE, in which Peshawar Zalmi won. This year, PSL is going to be held UAE again with its final in Karachi.

Cricket fever is not just unfolds merely because of the event, but also because of things related to it, specially the theme songs. Each year, we get more than one anthem to put on replay. But would this year we’d still be playing 2016 or 2017 tracks?

2016 – Ali Zafar – “Ab Khel Ke Dikha De”

 

 

 

This song sent the entire nation into a state of frenzy due to its sick tune and catchy chants. The madness was unbelievable, and guess what? The madness still continues everytime this tune is heard.

 

2017 – Ali Zafar – “Ab Khel Jamega”

 

 

Ali Zafar back once again with his strong game gave us one of the top PSL songs which was played everywhere on repeat till our respective phones ran out of battery (I know mine did). It was an electrifying track sending chills down our spines.

 

2018 – Ali Zafar – “Dil Se Jaan Laga De”

 

 

This year the official song is rather soulful and upbeat combo than electrifying. The chant once again is really catchy and you’ll find yourself singing it through your day. Even the lyrics are thoughtful and sentimental this year.

 

So which one of the official songs is your favorite till date that you’ll be playing on your speaker throughout February and March?

All that went down at PSL 3 Opening Ceremony

Aysha Binte Amin
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The 2018 Pakistan Super League (PSL) kicked off on Thursday with a glitzy opening ceremony at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Following a countdown to the big launch, the event officially began with Sachal Orchestra playing the national anthem of Pakistan.

NOW COMING TOWARDS WHERE THE DOWNFALL BEGUN!!!

Why Hareem Farooq was dressed as eastern Barbie doll (not to mention that her dress was as bright as the trophy itself)  and Bilal Ashraf was yet a western Ken? Well, no doubt they both looked stunning in their outfits but Bilal Ashraf’s stylist could have thought a bit while dressing him up for the Opening ceremony which is supposed to represent Pakistan across the globe.

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Had Hareem Farooq worn a western dress with thigh high cuts and short sleeves the Patriotic Police would have raided her with criticism but since it was a boy he is excused!

Moments later, Ali Zafar took the center stage and entertained the crowd with a special PSL rendition of his famous track, Rockstar.

Ali Zafar took us back to Subway Surfer rides where we get to see the  hover board for the first time and we just don’t want to get off it!

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Coming towards our popstar SHEHZAD ROY, dude! if you are so uncomfortable dancing with girls JUST DONT DO IT.
It will make you look less awkward on screen and will also support your activist image.
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BUT AS THEY SAY IT, ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL!

The fireworks added the charm to the ceremony and were literally beautiful

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Winter Games – PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018

Aysha Binte Amin

[dropcaps type=’normal’ font_size=’65’ color=’#ed145b’ background_color=” border_color=”]T[/dropcaps]he 23rd Winter Olympics Game is being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The event’s opening ceremony was held on the 9th of February, 2018 and the games will continue till the 25th of February, 2018. The 16-day competition has the world’s best winter athletes, coming from across 92 countries; competing in 102 events across 15 different winter sport disciplines.

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Winter Olympics is basically a major international sports event held once every four years, for sports that are practiced on snow and ice. The main disciplines that are competed upon include Alpine skiing, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Ice Hockey, Luge, Nordic Combined, Short Track Speed Skating, Skeleton,  Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Speed Skating. This event is the perfect excuse to have you hooked to the tv.  The 2018 Winter Olympics has two mascots. One is Soohorang, a white tiger, chosen because of the tiger’s association with Korean mythology and culture and is a symbol of trust, strength and protection.

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The second mascot is Bandabi, Asiatic black bear, chosen because it is symbolic of strong will and courage.

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It’s the second time the Olympics are being held in South Korea; Seoul hosted the Summer Olympics in 1988.

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Lee Suk-woo, South Korean designer has created the medal for the 2018 Games. Being inspired by the tree trunks texture, the medals feature diagonal lines designs and 3d characters from Hangeul (the Korean alphabet). The gold medal weighs the most at 586 grams. A total of 259 sets of medals have been made for the 2018 Winter Olympics, according to the Games official website.

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You can watch the Winter Olympics 2018 live at its original website:

 

https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/

All you need to know about PSL 2018

Aysha Binte Amin

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PSL is being held in UAE, two playoffs in Lahore, and its final is going to be in Karachi, Pakistan. Its opening ceremony will be on the 22nd February, in the presence of mega stars like Abida Parveen, Jason Derulo, Ali Zafar, Shehzad Roy (as per sources). Let’s not forget the oh-so-dreamy fireworks!

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Just like the previous versions, this year too, Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi, and Quetta Gladiators are playing. A new addition to the franchises is Multan Sultans.

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The players that have made it to our Star list are:

  • Karachi Kings : Babar Azam and Shahid Afridi
  • Lahore Qalandars: Chris Lynn and Brendon McCullum
  • Islamabad United: Andre Russell and Jean Paul Duminy
  • Quetta Gladiators: Kevin Pietersen and Rilee Russouw
  • Peshawar Zalmi: Mohammad Hafeez and Hasan Ali
  • Multan Sultans: Shoaib Malik and Kieron Pollard
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For people who want to watch PSL live streaming, go to the link below:

 

https://www.cricketgateway.pk/pakistan-super-league-2018/livestreaming.html

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