You can always count on Javed Afridi and his brilliant ideas when it comes to cricket. From signing Ertugrul famed actors for his Peshawar Zalmi franchise to building one of the finest PSL teams, the man has never disappointed us!
And today he’s shared with the world a wild idea for a COVID fundraiser between IPL and PSL at UAE:
“FUND RAISER FOR COVID” https://t.co/MaPH8j725o
— Javed Afridi (@JAfridi10) September 29, 2020
And cricket fanatics have a lot to say about his proposal:
Wonderful idea and if u do this then u are the ambassoder of peace between both country we just want cricket @JAfridi10 good thinking sir
— Zain Akram (@Zain97647138) September 30, 2020
Ambassador Mohsin Durrani was fully on-board:
Good Idea. Keep Sports away from Politics & Anger. Generating FUNDS for fight against #COVID19 is the need of time. Bringing two Sports Brands together for a great cause will also bring some healthy change in relationships between two countries. Good Luck @JAfridi10 https://t.co/JixOGTmJuH
— Ambassador Mohsin Durrani (@MohsinDurrany) September 30, 2020
Retired Ireland cricketer Nial John o Brien was pumped!
OMG I would love to see that. Would love to see a champions league style comp again 2 IPL 2 BBL 2 PSL 1 NZ 1 BPL 1 CPL 1 Blast 1 Mzanzi 1 EPL ,12 teams two groups of 6 semis and final 👍 https://t.co/Yi1QoDQNhx
— Niall John O Brien (@niallnobiobrien) September 29, 2020
would be the greatest contest of cricket history https://t.co/ecXydO4n0l
— Aftab Shuja 🇵🇰 (@I_kakakhel) September 30, 2020
People found the idea entertaining:
Agree.. both finalists “ Champions” can compete. It sounds entertaining.
— Shah Fahad (@sfahad153) September 30, 2020
Fans were already imagining the matches:
Imagine Karachi Kings Vs Mumbai indians
Islamabad United Vs Delhi Daredevils
Peshawar Zalmi Vs Kolkata Nightriders 😉 https://t.co/FZRPW92sjX
— Alee (@MikeAlphaZero1) September 29, 2020
Peshawar Zalmi vs Mumbai Indians
What a game it would be 😭😭😭 https://t.co/yBhn85gjPj
— Aabaan (@alphaabaan) September 29, 2020
Han bhai RCB vs LQ krwa do winner decide hna ni super over py super over lgen gy🤣 https://t.co/TJs2KsZ0VH
— Husnain Nazir (@Husn047) September 29, 2020
People were loving the idea:
thats really good and appreciable idea.
and good initiative for cricket .
— Umairi (@Umairi_k) September 29, 2020
Good idea https://t.co/6LoauWvn82
— Aslam K Nawaz (@Aslam_44) September 29, 2020
— Fayaz Khalil 🇵🇰 (@imfayazkhalil) September 29, 2020
Fans were excited!
Let’s do it! Winning teams only!!
— H_1 (@ham_jah_1) September 30, 2020
Bring it on 👍
— Asad Ali (@AsadFactor) September 29, 2020
Winner of PSL plays winner of IPL??? https://t.co/XfRYPHoshN
— ΛSJΛD ƧSΛLΣH KHӨKHΛЯ (@a_s_k_6) September 30, 2020
People were insisting him to move forward with the idea:
Yes, of course sir…
— inzamam ul haq (inzi ansari) (@inziansari) September 29, 2020
People wanted to know if everyone was on board with the idea:
Have you convinced the Hindutva regime?
— سہیل | Sohail (@SohailAnwer) September 29, 2020
People had even better ideas!
— Muhammad Hamid (@HamidbinTahir) September 30, 2020
Don’t we all?
I have a dream https://t.co/AjkMR9EhY2
— Hamd (@HamdJalil) September 29, 2020
Hahaha, kinda agree!
The world will end at RCB vs LQ https://t.co/ZuBHUXB7Sv
— Huzaifa. (@HuzaifaQureshii) September 29, 2020
I will be always hopeful about Champions League coming back, just wish it happens in my lifetime.
Want to see Infamous Lahore Qalandar vs RCB. Before i take my last breath.😔 https://t.co/1azver3zhw
— Andy. #TewatiaFC (@WeBleedBlue007) September 29, 2020
Some thought it’d create nothing but chaos:
— AHMAD💭 (@yet_to_born) September 29, 2020
Some weren’t too amused with the idea:
Javed sb, please, Pakistanis are on top of the list when it comes to donations. Understand your love for cricket and we also love to watch them playing but not at the cost of our honor.
— Azeem (@Haroon67) September 30, 2020
Sir yaha akhri pak vs india ki series ko 7 8 saal ho gay app psl vs ipl ka keh rhy ho🤣🤣🤣
— M ilyas 伊飞 (@ilyasafxal) September 29, 2020
Some straight up rejected the idea:
— Syed AK 🇵🇰 (@Jilawatan_AK) September 30, 2020
Some people were furious:
Looks like our begging days aren't over yet! Can we please stop humiliating ourselves for once?
— Ali Baig (@bitf09a013) September 30, 2020
Some had questions:
Fund raiser without crowd?
— Zohaib Butt (Zabi) (@zabibu_) September 30, 2020
What do you think about this proposal? Let us know in the comments below!