The biggest T20 tournament, Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 kicked off in Karachi today with a star-studded opening ceremony ahead of the defending champions Karachi Kings match against Quetta Gladiators.
Atif Aslam, rapper Imran Khan, and model Humaima Malik are present alongside the PSL 2021 anthem stars — Naseebo Lal, Aima Baig, and Young Stunners — for the PSL 2021 opening ceremony.
With the audience already pumped by the performance of Atif, Imran and Humaima Malick, they were left stunned by the singers for this year’s anthem, Naseebo Lal, Aima Baig and Young Stunners as they performed ‘Groove Mera’.
As the event unfolded, Pakistani Twittaraties jumped in to talk about the opening ceremony.
Here’s a look at some of the tweets:
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) February 20, 2021
Imran Khan and Humaima Malik performance in PSL 6 opening ceremony. What a performance ❤❤💥 #PSL2021 #PSL6 #Pakistan #GrooveMera #PSLopeningceremony #imrankhan #HumaimaMalik #pslanthem2021 #PSL62021 pic.twitter.com/A5L02plLun
— Mustafa Durrani (@MustafaDurran16) February 20, 2021
NO MATTER WHICH TEAM WILL WIN, BUT AT THE END IT WILL BE THE WIN OF WHOE PAKISTAN.
WE ARE SULTANS. 💚
WE ARE QALANADERS.❤️
WE ARE ZALMI.💛
WE ARE KINGS.💙
WE ARE GLADIATORS.💜
AND YES YES YES:
WE ARE UNITED.🧡#PSL2021#PSL6#PSLOpeningCeremony pic.twitter.com/ivDTch487C
— Maham (@dheetafridian__) February 20, 2021
— Shehryar Khan (@Bakwasnakarain) February 20, 2021
— Iqra Amir (@IqraAmi40579584) February 20, 2021
— Zoha Ainain (@AinainZoha) February 20, 2021
Guys It's a match today #PSL6 It's #KKvsQG #QGvsKK So let me know whom are you supporting? There will be opening ceremony also. So for whom are you waiting to perform in #PSL6OpeningCeremony #HBLPSL6 #HBLPSL2021 #PSL2021 #PSLOpeningCeremony @daniel86cricket pic.twitter.com/2DrzGUkD3C
— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20A) February 20, 2021
This is what a pre recorded event can do. Spectacular production, synced performances and much to appericiate. Weldone @PCB#PSLopeningceremony#PSL2021 #MatchDikhao @itsaadee @HumaimaMalick pic.twitter.com/UbUl59GlRS
— Touseef Ahmed (@barficecream) February 20, 2021
— Nav33D (@Mcutekhan) February 20, 2021
— Fa Raz (@Farazadeez) February 20, 2021
— Hasyb ali (@oyebandabann) February 20, 2021
Moreover, A minute’s silence was observed today in honour of ace mountaineer Ali Sadpara, who passed away during his K2 winter summit and Mr Jamshed Omar, Chairman of team Quetta Gladiators.
A minute’s silence was observed today in honour of ace mountaineer Ali Sadpara, who passed away during his K2 winter summit & Mr Jamshed Omar, Chairman of @TeamQuetta #HBLPSL6 pic.twitter.com/G9ayDKn8fj
— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) February 20, 2021
Defending champions Karachi Kings locked horns with former champions Quetta Gladiators and elected to field first at the first PSL 6 playoff.
Moreover, netizens and cricket lovers are already excited about the mega tournament. PSL 2021 is trending top on Twitter. Some users are supporting their favourite teams while others are bringing out a hilarious side to the event.
Comprehensive security arrangements have been made for the event. Only 7,500 fans will be able to witness the matches at NSK due to the ongoing pandemic situation.
This is the second time that all matches are scheduled to be played in Pakistan including the 3 playoffs and the final match.
In total, 34 matches will be played during the month-long tournament that will conclude on 22nd March with the final to be played in Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
Karachi Kings: Aamer Yamin, Arshad Iqbal, Babar Azam, Colin Ingram, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Sharjeel Khan, Waqas Maqsood, Chadwick Walton, Dan Christian, Danish Aziz, Joe Clarke, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Ilyas, Noor Ahmed, Qasim Akram, Zeeshan Malik.
Quetta Gladiators: Chris Gayle, Tom Banton, Azam Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed (capt &wk(), Saim Ayub, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Hasnain, Qais Ahmed, Naseem Shah, Usman Shinwari.