Shafqat Mehmood says ‘cricket is the true victor’ after Lahore Qalandars win PSL match

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Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood. Photo: PID

The Federal Minister for Education and Professional Traning Shafqat Mehmood on Sunday took to Twitter and congratulated   Pakistan Super League’s group Lahore Qalandars for profitable the match towards Karachi Kings.

“Congratulations Lahore Qalanders. Brilliant chase. Well fought out till the end by Karachi Kings. Great match. Cricket is the real victor, ” the minister tweeted.

Lahore Qalandars chased down a difficult whole of 187 and received by six wickets towards Karachi Kings, within the eleventh match of the Pakistan Super League’s sixth season on the National Stadium in Karachi on Sunday.

Kings’ Sharjeel Khan (64 off 39 balls) and Mohammad Nabi (57 off 35 balls) had been capable of steer the facet to the sizeable whole after an early set again because the facet misplaced three wickets inside of 5 overs.

However, the Qalandars, when it was time for them to bat, had been persistent and regular of their chase and managed to carry on to 6 wickets within the course of.

The build-up to the Karachi Kings-Lahore Qalandars match — dubbed the El Clásico of the PSL 2021 — had been big to say the least, contemplating that each side got here in from related positions, having received two out of their first three encounters.

Defending champions Karachi Kings had a slight edge over Qalandars as a result of higher internet run price (NRR) in addition to the benefit of the result of their face-off final 12 months through the PSL 2020 closing during which they defeated Qalandars.

The Qalandars’ efficiency, at the moment, nevertheless, confirmed that within the battle of the nerves, they will simply trounce any opponent.

In whole, the 2 arch-rivals have performed 12 matches, of which Karachi Kings bagged seven and Lahore Qalandars has now secured 5.