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Pakistani fan wants Virat Kohli in PSL, Indians come up with ace replies on Twitter

DECCAN CHRONICLE WITH AGENCY INPUTS
Published Mar 3, 2018, 3:34 pm IST
Updated Mar 3, 2018, 5:34 pm IST
The India skipper also has a lot of followers in Pakistan, who have made their love evident for the classy right-hander.
One of the major reasons for the lack of fan support could be that PSL continues to be played far away in the UAE which is Pakistan's adopted home venue. (Photo: AP)
 One of the major reasons for the lack of fan support could be that PSL continues to be played far away in the UAE which is Pakistan's adopted home venue. (Photo: AP)

Mumbai: Virat Kohli has one of the largest fan bases in the world and his admirers always wish to catch a glimpse of Indian cricket’s poster boy. The India skipper also has a lot of followers in Pakistan, who have made their love evident for the classy right-hander.

Recently, during a Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 match between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators, a fan’s message for Kohli went viral on social media, which read, “We want to see Virat Kohli in PSL".

 

However, the message did not go down well with Indian fans who brutally trolled the PSL League which has hit a downfall recently.

Organisers of the PSL are still struggling to generate enough interest in the tournament, where all the action is unfolding before empty stands.

The third season of the League kicked off in UAE last week amidst a lot of buzz but has failed to attract crowds despite boasting top Pakistan players along with other international stars.

 

The much-hyped opening ceremony featured performances from Pakistani music icon Ali Zafar, sufi singer Abida Parveen and US rapper, Jason Derulo.

Even film stars such as Mahira Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi and Fawad Khan have all made appearances in the PSL but still could not coax the fans to flock the stadium.

One of the major reasons for the lack of fan support could be that PSL continues to be played far away in the UAE which is Pakistan's adopted home venue.

The organisers have been trying hard to slowly shift the tournament to Pakistan, deprived of international cricket since 2009 militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore.

 

Last year the final of the PSL was played in Lahore and later a World XI also played a three-match T20 series against Pakistan.

This season the PSL is set to move to Pakistan from March 20-25 for the last three matches with the semi-finals to be played at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore and the final at the National Stadium at Karachi.

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