The Lahore Qalandars defeated the most in-form Multan Sultans in the Pakistan Super League, PSL 2022 Finale by 42 runs to lift their maiden title. The Sultans who were the team of the tournament having lost just one of their nine league matches ran out of fire and brimstone in the decider as they failed to retain their title.
Qalandars restricted Sultans to 138 while defending a target of 181 and claimed the first-ever HBL PSL title. As Qalandars have won the coveted HBL PSL title, each franchise has won a PSL edition now.
WE HAVE OUR HBL PSL 7 WINNER! 🏆
Maiden title for Lahore Qalandars under new leadership reign of Shaheen Shah Afridi. 🔥
— Cricket Pakistan (@cricketpakcompk) February 27, 2022
Opting to bat first, Lahore Qalandars piled up a massive 180/5 in their stipulated 20 overs on the back of Mohammad Hafeez’s 46-ball 69. Harry Brook (41* of 22 balls) and David Wiese (28* off 8 balls) also made significant contributions with the bat. Asif Afridi was the stand-out bowler for Multan, claiming three wickets by conceding 19 runs in his four overs.
In reply, Multan’s innings folded for a paltry 138 in 19.3 overs. It was a listless batting performance as no batter managed to touch the 40-run mark. Khushdil Shah was the top scorer with 23-ball 32. For Qalandars, skipper Shaheen Afridi (3-30), Hafeez (2-23), and Zaman Khan (2-26) were the wrecker-in-chief with the ball.
Pakistan cricket fraternity lauded Lahore Qalandars for winning their stunning display in the final to clinch the PSL 2022 trophy.
Sarfaraz Ahmed credited Lahore’s victory to the team management and Shaheen Afridi
— Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) February 27, 2022
Shadab Khan congratulated Lahore and PSL fans for making the tournament a great season
Congratulations @lahoreqalandars on winning @thePSLt20 trophy. @iShaheenAfridi u are a rockstar, keep shining. Hard luck to @MultanSultans, gave it their all throughout the tournament. Congratulations to all Pakistan cricket fans on a great season of the PSL. #PakistanZindabad pic.twitter.com/roUS0ClNFy
— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) February 27, 2022
‘What a day for this bunch’, wrote the Rawalpindi Express Shoaib Akhtar
Congratulations @lahoreqalandars . What a day for this bunch!
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) February 27, 2022
Shoaib Malik congratulated Lahore in typical Lahori style
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) February 27, 2022
Boom Boom Shahid Afridi called it a ‘well-deserved win’
AMAZING Lahore Qalandars!! 👏👏👏 Congratulations Shaheen Shah Afridi you are a champion indeed. The entire Qalandars squad and in fact entire Lahore deserves this! Buhut Mubarak.
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) February 27, 2022
Saqlain Mushtaq, Hasan Ali, Sohail Tanveer, Azhar Ali, Umer Gul, Salman Butt, Kamran Akmal, and Saeed Ajmal congratulated Lahore on their win in PSL 2022
This are the best scene of the tournament. Great captaincy great sportsmanship. Congratulations Lahore Qalandars for winning and fantastic performance from Multan Sultan throughout the entire PSL. Well done to all the teams. Cricket has certainly won. pic.twitter.com/T8MENSkc7c
— Saqlain Mushtaq (@Saqlain_Mushtaq) February 27, 2022
Heartiest Congratulations @lahoreqalandars ❤️
— Hassan Ali 🇵🇰 (@RealHa55an) February 27, 2022
So it was @iShaheenAfridi ‘s magic which was missing for @lahoreqalandars congratulations to new champion of @thePSLt20 ..tough luck to @MultanSultans but they were exceptional throughout the tournament
— Sohail Tanveer (@sohailmalik614) February 27, 2022
Congratulations @lahoreqalandars on winning #PSL2022 Lahories had 2 wait a long time but nothing better than winning at home ground with packed crowd.. well led by energetic @iShaheenAfridi 👏👏 @MHafeez22 @FakharZamanLive @David_Wiese @HarisRauf14 were brilliant 👌 #PSLFinal
— Azhar Ali (@AzharAli_) February 27, 2022
What a nail biting final this has been! The only team to beat the most consistant @MultanSultans have been @lahoreqalandars and they did it again today! Congratulations to lahore Qalandars n commiseration to Multan Sultans. @MHafeez22 u played like the pro that u are. @thePSLt20
— Umar Gul (@mdk_gul) February 27, 2022
— Salman Butt (@im_SalmanButt) February 27, 2022
Congratulations to @lahoreqalandars & management on being new champions #PSL7 #PSL7Final well led @iShaheenAfridi 👏🏻@FakharZamanLive @MHafeez22 @HarisRauf14 @rashidkhan_19 @AJavedOfficial hard luck @MultanSultans you guys played an excellent throughout the psl7 pic.twitter.com/lvaZcLEK74
— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) February 27, 2022
Congratulations on an Excellent win 🏆 @lahoreqalandars what a fantastic game of cricket! Hard luck to @MultanSultans You guys were a great team throughout the tournament but it was Lahore’s Tournament this year!
Congratulations to all the #HBLPSL and lahori fans✨#PSLFinal pic.twitter.com/EJOWoQuNCn
— Saeed Ajmal (@REALsaeedajmal) February 27, 2022