After the first day of the second ABN Amro Twenty20 cup, anyone who watched the matches can vouch that this is going to be an exciting tournament. The pendulum was swinging till the last ball was bowled. Anyone who left the stadium or switched the channel during the penultimate over of Karachi vs Lahore match thinking that Karachi has already won the match would have been shocked to read about Lahore’s victory in the papers.
The excitement of the Twenty20 cricket, the national stars, colorful kits, floodlights, everything was there. The only thing missing were the spectators. After seeing full houses at Lahore last year the almost empty National Stadium in Karachi provided a stark contrast. I hope things pick up in the coming days, otherwise PCB would be wise to keep Lahore as the venue for the tournament and Karachittes will only have to blame themselves for it.
P.S. Very disappointed at the way Karachi Dolphins lost the game. They should have won it and that is what they thought as well, unfortunately there were two overs left and Lahore took advantage of this and fought their way back.