Karachi Kings take home the title for Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 after defeating Lahore Qalandars by five wickets.
Babar Azam led Karachi Kings to their first PSL victory after defeating Lahore Qalandars at the National Stadium on Tuesday.
Dedicating his victory to late Dean Jones, Head Coach Karachi Kings, Babar Azam said, “Deano, job done coach!”
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) November 17, 2020
Furthermore, the entire cricket fraternity lauds the winning champions Karachi Kings for their outstanding victory.
Former Pakistan cricket team captain Shoaib Malik has also congratulated the Champions for defeating Lahore Qalandars.
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) November 17, 2020
Wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal extend best congratulatory for the well-deserving Karachi Kings team.
— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) November 17, 2020
Also, cricketer Wahab Riaz in his tweet wrote, “Congratulations Karachi Kings on the victory! Totally deserved. Fantastic tournament to be part of.”
— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) November 17, 2020
Karachi Kings skipper Imad Wasim ahead of his team’s victory, said that he misses the legendary Dean Jones and hopes he can see the trophy shine all the way up there.
To the people of Karachi and supporters of Karachi Kings, we did it! To Prof Deano your Kings miss you. We hope you can see the trophy shine from Karachi all the way up there”, he tweeted,
To the people of Karachi and supporters of @KarachiKingsARY: we did it!
— Imad Wasim (@simadwasim) November 17, 2020
Babar struck seven boundaries during his stay at the crease while he partnered with Chadwick Walton to score a match-winning partnership of 61 runs. Walton made the second-highest 22 runs from Kings.
Earlier, Kings’ bowlers held Lahore Qalandars tight as they managed to post just 134-7. While batting first, Qalandars were off to a steady start with openers Tamim Iqbal and Fakhar Zaman scoring 68 runs together. But, wickets of both the openers in quick successions put the batting side under pressure.
Moreover, the officials Karachi Kings handle on Twitter congratulated the entire winning team and thanked theri fans for the love and support throughout their journey.
Finally, the CHAMPIONS of #HBLPSLV 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
What a match, what a journey!!
Thank you so much guys for your love & support throughout this entire journey… 😍
And, Deano this one is for you!!! 🙏🏻#KarachiKings #YehHaiKarachi #PhirSeTayyarHain #KKvLQ #PSLFinal #DoItForDeano pic.twitter.com/RSP9CpYGdz
— Karachi Kings (@KarachiKingsARY) November 17, 2020
Earlier in a day, head coach for KK, Wasim Akram is confident that his boys will give their best to win the title.
Taking to Twitter, Wasim Akram said that his team will give its best to win the first-ever PSL title and applauded them for their dedication,
“I wanted to say how proud I am to have worked with such a professional & dedicated team. Never in my life have I seen such spirit & unity. I’m so honoured to stand alongside this team tonight as we go out & give it everything we’ve got,” he wrote.
I wanted to say how proud I am to have worked with such a professional & dedicated team. Never in my life have I seen such spirit & unity. I’m so honoured to stand alongside this team tonight as we go out & give it everything we’ve got #PSLFinal @KarachiKingsARY 💪
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) November 17, 2020