BiG Tribute Cricket Comes Home Pakistan

Cricket might not be the national game of Pakistan but, cricket is the game majority of us are emotionally attached with. The fans were stripped off from experiencing International matches in Pakistan 6 years ago. Zimbabwean cricket team officially opened the gates of International crickets in Pakistan by playing their first game in Lahore.

And what a game that was. A true treat for the fans and cricket lovers who waited too long to experience the thrill like that to happen.

By Nadiya Cricket Pakistan PakvZim
Poster under process by Nadiya of Boys in Green

With the announcement of Zimbabwe to tour Pakistan for the series, Cricket fans across the country rejoiced. I believe we have never welcomed our own team after any win the way Pakistan welcomed Zimbabwean team and the International Cricket with it, trending #CricketComesHome and #PakvZim tags.

We salute the fans, the cricket lovers who showed their support and love to the game, to the guests and to the hosting team with everything they have got. It is impossible to put their contributions in words. They filled Social Media, they made videos, they made welcoming banners, they wrote poems, they have painted posters by hands and they screamed from top of their lungs in the stadium for both teams. Young, old, kids, men and women…

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Ms. Farhat Rabia of Boys in Green, welcoming Cricket back Home.

We particularly shout for one group, “The Boys in Green” aka BiG, a Facebook Group to be exact who put together too much efforts on and off the Internet. Naming few members from the group will be injustice to remaining thousands of other fans but great applauses go to the caretaker Ms. Farhat Rabia, her family and friends.

We are including some of their creativity in the photo album.

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He never missed a game in Qaddafi Stadium since 1972

In the stadium, the crowd was holding more banners for Zimbabwe than for Pakistan. We all are deeply touched and truly thankful for Zimbabwean players and officials that they, against all known odds come to break the silence of our International grounds and allowing these furiously passionate cricket lovers in Pakistan to have another chance of watching these matches in our own lands.

Gaddafi Stadium was filled with celebrities, officials, fans, players of all ages. Among highlights one particular gentleman on his wheelchair came under spotlight when none other but Ramiz Raja himself told his story. Since 1972 till today, he has never missed a single game in Gaddafi Stadium.

Ramiz Raja, who was not officially assigned to series by ICC, comes home to Pakistan and blessed us all with his commentary and presentations.

Zimbabwe Won Cricket Pakistan PakvZimWhoever of the two teams wins this series, for Pakistani Cricket lovers, the win has been dedicated to them. They are the reason our ground are in action and our stadium are alive, singing and cheering. And it will go on from now on like it used to be.

 

Ahmed Shehzad posing for a Selfie with Fans when Crowd as chanting Selfie Selfie
Crowd were chanting “Selfie Selfie” and
Ahmed Shehzad entertain them by posing.
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Ali Zafar with other artists
By Nadiya Cricket Pakistan PakvZim
Poster under process by Nadiya of Boys in Green
Chacha Cricket Pakistan PakvZim
Our Legendary Cricket Chacha.
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He never missed a game in Qaddafi Stadium since 1972
Fans calling out Teams Cricket Pakistan PakvZim
Crowd calling out other International teams.

Fans Lovers Cricket Pakistan PakvZim

Farhat Rabia Boys in Green Cricket Pakistan PakvZim
Ms. Farhat Rabia of Boys in Green, welcoming Cricket back Home.

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Name is Cricket Pakistan PakvZim
My Name is Pakistan, I’m not a terrorist

Pakistani Models Cricket Pakistan PakvZim

Reham Imran Khan Ramiz Raja Cricket Pakistan PakvZim
Imran Khan, Reham Khan, Ramiz Raja and others
Saqib Shaheen From Karachi to Support Cricket Pakistan PakvZim
Saqib Shaheen From Karachi to Support Cricket in Pakistan at PakvZim
Singer Hadiqa Kiani in Green Cricket Pakistan PakvZim
Hadiqa Kiani to celebrate team green in form.
Teams Gaddafi Stadium Cricket Pakistan PakvZim
Players of both teams entering the ground for first game in 6 years.
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Thank you Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Won Cricket Pakistan PakvZim

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