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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Pakistani Twitteratis Silenced Indian Trolls on Floodlight Failure During Pak-Sri Match

Pakistani social media users gave a befitting reply to Indian trolls jeering Pakistan's cricket following a floodlight failure during the second ODI with Sri Lanka. The twitter warriors courageously defended the honor of the country.

The second One-Day International match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka was disrupted twice following the floodlights failure during the match. The six floodlights in the stadium went off twice during cricket match leaving Karachi’s National Stadium dark.

The glitch, however, offended the spectators since the first ODI was washed out due to the torrential rain that hit the city last week. Despite obstacles, Pakistan defeated the Sri Lankan team with 67 runs.

Nevertheless, Pakistani social media users trolled Pakistan Cricket Board administration for malfunctioning and mismanagement, calling it out for unpreparedness to host the first international cricket match series after a decade. Both the matches were marred by controversies.

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PCB confronted backlashes over the waterlogged field, which canceled the first ODI in Karachi on Friday; heavy rainfall had engulfed the city an hour before the beginning of the first ODI.


Even Indian Twitter users jeered at Pakistan for the floodlight failure, denigrating Pakistan for its incapacity to host international cricket matches. Pakistani netizens instantly reminded Indian trolls of a similar glitch, which happened in Indian in 2017. Some sane voices on social media asserted that such a technical malfunction could happen anywhere. They quoted instances of floodlight failure during Bangladesh and New Zealand match and India vs New Zealand during the T20 match in 2017.

A cricket commentator and sports journalist Faizan Lakhani responded to the criticism on PCB asserting that such problems are unwarranted and do not amount to incompetence. He added that the response time to fix the glitch matters the most, which PCB did efficiently. He also shared the picture of the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham, with a waterlogged field after the rain.

Pakistan has strived hard to resume international cricket in the country following its suspension after a terror attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore in 2009. The T20 matches of the series will be held in Lahore. Security has been tightened in the city during the cricket series.

Pakistan is optimistic to invite other international teams will tour Pakistan in the future. As per a report, the Australian Cricket Board has expressed interest to tour Pakistan in the coming years.