Twitter users celebrate the return of cricket to Pakistan

#Cricketcomeshome — The hashtag has been trending in the UAE since Friday, following the first international cricket match on Pakistani soil in over six years. Twitter users used the hashtag to celebrate the joy of cricket finally coming home [to Pakistan] and to celebrate the win as Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by five wickets in a T20 game. Pakistani cricket fans share their patriotism and discuss the future of cricket in Pakistan.



@umerrashid1111: “Pakistanis expressed in the last match that they are a #cricket loving country. #SupportCricket and not cricketers #PakvZim #CricketComesHome”

@UjalaSaba: “Green is running in my veins. Now it’s time to bleed green as well #CricketComesHome”

@wasimakramlive: “The crowd! The team! The stadium! What a country! What a win! Cricket is back in Pak!”

@iamAhmadshahzad: “If I was part of 92WC team, I am sure that would have felt the same as I’m feeling now — our nation, govt and board all made it possible #CricketComesHome”

@fahadmustafa26: “Congratulations Team Pakistan. First victory after 6 years on home ground #CricketComesHome”

@ShoaibAkhtar42: “I hope the world sees the passion and love that Pakistanis have for cricket, and that we are really peaceful. #CricketComesHome”

@EmadZafar: “Told myself that I will not believe it till the first ball is bowled. What a feeling — We are back! #CricketComesHome”



@adnanmalik: “This is all so sentimental! May this be the beginning of better times for Pakistan. A massive thank you to Zimbabwe! #CricketComesHome”

— Compiled by Donia Jenabzadeh/
Community Web Editor