The much-anticipated PSL8 opening ceremony of the latest season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) finally took place in Multan on Monday. Twitter divided over this opening ceremony
Fans flocked to the stadium to see the start of the tournament, which Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Management Committee Chairman Najam Sethi said would be “bigger and better” than the last series.
— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) February 13, 2023
The less than an hour-long ceremony got mixed reviews on Twitter. Some fans were blown away by how big it was, while others didn’t seem too interested.
“Best PSL ceremony”
One person wrote on the microblogging site, “One of the best opening ceremonies in history.”
One of the best opening ceremony in the history of PSL🔥❤️ pic.twitter.com/wBm4nC8a6u
— Hassan Zahid🏴🇦🇪 | #Qalander 💚💪 (@Iam_hassan10) February 13, 2023
some beautiful glimpse of PSL opening ceremony. pic.twitter.com/Kqvz2qom8g
— muskan 🇵🇰 (@Musskey) February 13, 2023
Others said that the stadium was full of excited fans of cricket who were there to watch the game. “Amazing scenes at Multan Cricket Stadium as the opening ceremony begins,” said one user. The stands are almost full, and the place is busy right now.”
Amazing scenes at Multan Cricket Stadium as PSL opening ceremony kicks off. Stands are almost full with crowd while the venue is buzzing at the moment. #PSL2023 #PSL8 #HBLPSL8 pic.twitter.com/s4B9Z71bdN
— Ahmad Haseeb (@iamAhmadhaseeb) February 13, 2023
Another Twitter user said about the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) setup for the ceremony, “Ceremony is over. This was one of the best opening ceremony. The technology behind the fireworks, AR, and VR is really cool. [PCB]: Thank you. Pakistan Zindabad.”PSL8 opening ceremony really amused the Twitteratis.
Ceremony of over. One of the best opening ceremony of PSL.
The fireworks, AR and VR technology is super awesome 🔥🔥😍.
Thank You @TheRealPCBMedia
Pakistan Zindabad 🇵🇰❤️.#PSL2023 #PSL8 pic.twitter.com/UeLVO4APR8
— Sahibzada Sohaib Ahsan💧 (@Innocent__Bo0Y) February 13, 2023
— Faaris 💕 (@FaarisJibran1) February 13, 2023
— Ak🔥 (@ak_tweetts) February 13, 2023
Those not impressed:
But not all fans seemed to be impressed by how big and fancy the event was. Many people used the platform to say what they thought through funny jokes and memes.
— 𝙲𝚑𝚊𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝙱𝚘𝚡 🦋 (KK💙) (@amsa_siddiqui) February 13, 2023
— ✨ 𝙒𝘼𝙅𝘼𝙃𝘼𝙏 ❤️ 𝙎𝙏𝘼𝙉 𝘼𝙉𝙉𝙀 ❤️ (@simple_hun_yarr) February 13, 2023
— AS AD🇵🇰🇧🇬 (@karachiwaly90) February 13, 2023
Still, some people were more serious about the match and wondered if it was really that important.
One person tweeted, “Aren’t we the same country where half of the people are hurt by inflation and the other half by floods, which also wants loans from the IMF but is close to defaulting?” Where there is no justice and everyone keeps quiet.”
یہ ووہی قوم ہے نہ جس کی آدھی عوام مہنگائی اور آدھی سیلاب کی زد میں ہے جو IMFسے قرضے مانگتی پھر رہی ہے اور ڈیفالٹ ہونے کے قریب ہے.جہاں انصاف نام کی کوئی چیز نہی ہے اور زبانوں پر قدگن لگے ہوئے ہیں. https://t.co/4p89Wo5n8o
— TIF (@iffatakram2) February 13, 2023
— Arsalan_rashid_69 (@ArsalanRashid13) February 13, 2023
IMF after seeing PSL opening ceremony: pic.twitter.com/p4Fw6yOJiy
— Syed Yasir Abbas (@mikiyamtoot) February 13, 2023