United, we will win!
United, we will win!
Pakistan Super League took the world by storm this year. Everyone was talking about it. They still are. Social media hurricane with millions of comments and likes, live tweeting, video shares, live streaming, music endorsement (Because hey, we Pakistanis love Cricket and music the most in their hobbies) and endless discussions!
Out of 23 heart warming and exhilarating matches, we now have 2 teams ready to fight for the crown of the first Pakistan Super League Champion. Five teams will play the other team twice in PSL before qualifying for the semi-finals through ICC points system in UAE.
Islamabad United is owned by Leonine Global Investments and lead by Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan’s most successful test captain.
Here is the team:
Shane Watson (Australia), Andre Russell (West Indies), Misbah ul Haq, Samuel Badree (West Indies), Mohammad Irfan, Brad Haddin (Australia), Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Sami, Khalid Latif, Babar Azam, Imran Khalid, Kamran Ghulam, Umar Amin, Sam Billings (England), Rumman Raees, Amad Butt
Supplementary Players: Ashar Zaidi, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Siddiq
I had the chance to attend the Theme song & Kit Event in Pak-China center where I witnessed the dawn of a grand sports culture that placed Pakistan on new levels of achievement and recognition in sports world. I met with Atif Naqvi, the owner of Islamabad United and I was so excited to see his high aims at making Pakistani cricket the best example of ‘Non political positive entertainment’
“Islamabad represents the unity of all provinces, and that is what Islamabad United stands for” – Ali Naqvi, Owner of Islamabad United spoke on an interview with Beyond Sanity Publishing.
He said that if he would describe this event in one word, it would be ‘Entertainment’. Pakistan needed a means of entertainment and phenomenal cricket, PSL and Islamabad United will provide just that.
When asked the future of PSL and Islamabad United, he said that Islamabad’s image is United, which is exactly what this team portrays. PSL is crucial for the health of Pakistan cricket. PCB will earn, the players will earn and they will spend more on the welfare of cricket and well being of each other. It will help Pakistan elevate the image of trust, entertainment and sports in the world that is going down in the last decade. He also said that the national mission of Islamabad United is successful PCB.
Undoubtedly, PSL is a great cricket show of all T20 league in the world and it is a wonderful edition to support Pakistan Cricket. new talent will surface through this exciting tournament making us legends in sports world.
I personally can’t wait for the FINAL match between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators. There is going to be a never-ending session of tweets, Snapchats, Facebook statuses, mobile phone alerts, outdoor screenings, live telecasts with thousands of people across the globe seeing Pakistan glorifying Cricket.
The star-studded HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) will end with the SOLD OUT news of all the seats for the February 23 final in Dubai for the 25,000-capacity of Dubai International Stadium.
Youth Times with Good luck Team, Make us proud!
Irum Zahra For Beyond Sanity Publishing