The Shaheen Afridi-led Lahore Qalandars had an incredible run in the most recent HBL Pakistan Super League, culminating in the team winning the championship. It was the first time the team has ever won the coveted HBL PSL championship.
The Lahore Qalandars supporters have experienced a rollercoaster. Prior to finishing as runners-up in the 2020 edition, their team missed out on the playoffs in the first four iterations.
According to Aaqib Javed, the rivalry between Lahore and Karachi is comparable to that between Pakistan and India because both teams’ stadiums are filled whenever they compete. There is no additional pressure on the competition; rather, the players view it as a chance to shine and leave their imprint.