World XI has arrived in Lahore to play against Pakistan and for the return of international cricket in country. The team contains international cricket players like David Miller, Thisara Perera, Imran Tahir, Darren Sammy, Hashim Amla, Samuel Badree, Tamim Iqbal, Paul Collingwood, Faf du Plessis and Grant Elliot.
The three day t20 tournament is starting from today and will be monitored by cricket boards internationally to see if we are capable of hosting other international teams in future or not.
Meanwhile, Pakistanis, cricketers, celebrities and especially Lahoris are celebrating the return of cricket with all their heart and expressing their happiness through social media and other channels. Here are some of the worth-mentioning tweets we found under the hashtag #PakvsWorldXI
Legend Inzaman ul Haq says it’s huge for the entire world and history is in making:
This is gigantic. This is huge not just for Pakistan but for the entire cricket world. Are you ready to witness the history? #PAKvWXI
— Inzamam ul Haq (@InziTheLegend) September 11, 2017
So much patriotism, Shoaib sir!
— Shoaib Malik (@realshoaibmalik) September 11, 2017
Ramiz Raja seemed to be motivating everyone to celebrate the return of international cricket in Pakistan:
#PAKvWXI Cricket is in the air .. can smell it feel it…Pakistan r u ready to bounce and make some noise..
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) September 10, 2017
One can tell how happy Waqar Younis is by this tweet:
Enroute 2 Lahore 4 #PAKvWXI I'm going pick up from where I left more than 8years ago. Join me tomorrow night and let's make history! 🏏🇵🇰🎉🎈
— waqar younis (@waqyounis99) September 11, 2017
Mohammad Amir won’t be playing today’s match because:
Shukar Allhumdulilah blessed with the Rehmat of Allah😍😍😍😍😍Mashallah pic.twitter.com/S9UFoX6yDB
— Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) September 12, 2017
Meanwhile Wasim and Shaniera are already in Lahore to witness the rebirth of cricket in country!
Heading to the heart of the nation for what we anticipate to be an epic rebirth of our country's beloved sport- Cricket! #CricketComesHome
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) September 11, 2017
Heading to Lahore for the Exciting World XI. And to the international cricketers participating in our event- a huge Welcome to Pakistan 🇵🇰 💚
— Shaniera Akram (@iamShaniera) September 11, 2017
The series will hopefully pave the way and open the doors to the return of international cricket in country after eight years. Super excited!