Lahore: It was an occasion to be remembered for all Pakistani cricket fans as the country celebrated the return of One Day International (ODI) matches in Karachi after 10 years.
However, before anyone could enjoy the occasion properly, it was marred by an embarrassing yet hilarious event. The match was interrupted multiple times due to floodlight failure at the National Stadium in Karachi. Yes, we are not kidding.
During the second ODI between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, one of the six floodlights in the stadium malfunctioned twice. Because of this, the match was interrupted for 26 minutes, resulting in major embarrassment for the Pakistan Cricket Board.
After the news started trending on social media, netizens were quick to crack jokes on the fact that Karachi is called the City of Lights and trolled Cricket Board for such a blunder.
While one user on Twitter wrote, “Are they hosting gully cricket?”, another wrote, “Pay bill for uninterrupted power supply.”
That is not the only thing for which the Pakistan Cricket Board was criticised. They were also called out by Sri Lankan fans who claimed that Shehan Jayasuriya, who scored 96 runs in the match, couldn’t score a century due to the interruption.
This was the first time since the 2009 Lahore attack on a Sri Lankan bus that an ODI match was conducted in Karachi. Pakistan won this match by 67 runs with a score of 305 against Sri Lanka, who managed to score 238 runs.