What happened today in Gaddafi Stadium wasn’t the first instance of a team wearing green jersey putting their fans in disbelief. The fans of Pakistan can easily relate to situations where they experienced massive turnarounds to see either their side losing a won game or vice versa.
On a crazy night, Lahore started like the team everyone knew, but the enthralling partnership of Ben Dunk and Samit Patel changed the face of the game. Smashing Gladiators left, right and center, the two mustered half-centuries to propel Lahore to 209 runs.
In return, Quetta was expected to come hard and they did that. However, the defending champions kept losing wickets which derailed their chase. The purple team fought hard via Ben Cutting’s fireworks but ran out of gas on 172 runs, losing the contest by 37 runs.
Samit Patel provided the initial breakthroughs while Dilbar Hussain also showed his prowess to help Qalandars register their first victory of the 2020 edition of the highly loved Pakistan Super League (PSL).
It wasn’t the victory, but the manner of the win which set Twitter on fire as social media was filled with congratulatory messages for Lahore Qalandars. Moreover, fans hoped to see Lahore continuing their winning run and swell the charm of the T20 carnival of Pakistan by ameliorating the competitiveness of the tournament.