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Twitterati goes bang as Karachi Kings beat Lahore Qalandars to win PSL 5

Babar Azam on Tuesday led Karachi Kings to their first Pakistan Super League victory after defeating Lahore Qalandars at the National Stadium.

The Pakistan Super League 2020 champions Karachi Kings have dedicated their victory to their late coach Dean Jones, saying that it was his hard work that enabled them to achieve the task.

The Karachi Kings’ coach filling in for Jones, Wasim Akram, said: “Of course this win is for Dean Jones […] it’s the late Jones’ hard work that had brought this about.”

After coaching Islamabad United for four editions, Deano joined the KK team earlier this year. In September, former Australian batsman and a much-beloved commentator and mentor of the game Dean Jones passed away in India.

Dean Jones had served as head coach to the Pakistan Super League franchise Karachi Kings and previously as coach and mentor to winning side Islamabad United in 2016 and 2018.

Karachi Kings played a tremendous match against Lahore Qalandars and beat them by five wickets to finally be crowned the new champions.

Although Lahore-born Babar Azam’s unbeaten 63 would likely steal the headlines, the victory was actually built on the hard work done by Karachi’s unheralded, uncapped and unknown medium-pacers Umaid Asif, Waqas Maqsood and Arshad Iqbal.

Here’s how Twitterati reacts:

 

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