Finally, some cricket in Lahore, the most awaited event is going to be held by tomorrow in Gaddafi Stadium Lahore at 8.00 p.m PST right after the cheerful closing ceremony. People from all walks of the life are looking forward to participating. Media was busy to broadcast the thrill of cricket lovers who didn’t back off while standing in the long queues even in the sun. They were waiting for their turns anxiously because the Awami(economical) tickets were limited in number. At times, they would sing songs to pass their time cheerfully and on the other times, they would quarrel with each other to get an early chance for achievement. But no hard feelings, it is our passion and we can avoid such petty things.
People having the cricket Junoon can understand the anticipation of these die-hard cricket fans. Since cricket in Pakistan is not merely a sport but it is more of a passion and a food for souls. People who don’t even have enough resources are also going to witness this most awaited event. An example is the street sellers who have limited resources but purchased a ticket and going to enjoy it.
The Government and administration seem equally excited. The roads and routes towards Gaddafi Stadium have been decorated with banners, flowers, and colorful floats. Welcome banners can also be seen to cheer the foreign players. This is also thanks to them to come and let us enjoy the most awaited moment. The city is blooming in two springs; one that nature brought, second that the PSL and no doubt our Government did a role in it.
Actually, though, there is a lot of risks, the Government is doing an awesome job providing foolproof security measures. The spectators won’t be let in the stadium without a biometric verification. According to sources two security helicopters will also be hovering over the city. People are excited and satisfied with all the measures except for a few. Obviously, alternate routes will be jammed due to a huge downpour of traffic and will be blocked throughout the day.
What so ever, we will enjoy and welcome this gala with open hearts. We Pakistani’s are all up for festivity and positivity no matter what comes in our way. Also, we hope and pray for the success of this event safely.
I personally hope that this event would project a good, warm and soft image of Pakistan; a country of hearty people fighting against terrorism bravely!
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