Karachi [Pakistan]: Celebrated Indian comedian Kapil Sharma performed for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Peshawar Zalmi in Dubai on the eve of the third edition of the cricket league.
Sharma made everybody laugh in the light-hearted session as he shared some jokes with renowned names like West Indian bowling all-rounder Darren Sammy, Hasan Ali, all-rounder Haris Sohail, England seamer Chris Jordan and Mohammad Asghar, Kamran Akmal and Mohammad Hafeez.
When Sharma asked Zalmi skipper Sammy, “Why do people call you Khan?”, he replied, “It’s because of Afridi. And also, maybe, because I’m from Peshawar.”
Teasing Pakistan wicket-keeper-batsman Kamran Akmal, the comedian said, “You are three brothers; [with] one cousin playing top-level cricket – and you all have kids – it means Pakistan doesn’t need any other family in cricket.”
The King of Comedy @KapilSharmaK9 pictured with Peshawar Zalmi's skipper @darensammy88 and chairman @JAfridi10 during #ZalmiNightWithKapil in Dubai earlier tonight. #YellowStorm #HumZalmi #HBLPSL pic.twitter.com/0CRqbzB60j
— PeshawarZalmi (@PeshawarZalmi) February 21, 2018
Defending champions Peshawar Zalmi’s owner Javed Afridi said that he wanted to make his team feel relaxed ahead of the action-packed cricket league.
“Kapil Sharma is the best comedian in our region these days and the players had a great time,” the Geo TV quoted Afridi as saying.
The third edition of the PSL will kick-off with Zalmi taking on the newcomers Multan Sultans in the opening game of the tournament at Dubai Cricket Stadium on Thursday.
The league will span across Dubai and Sharjah before shifting to Pakistan for the final leg.
Here are the few reactions of Twitterati:
Lovely to have kids from @SKMCH interacting and spending quality time with their favourite Peshawar Zalmi stars they are growing up watching on television. It is always a moment of great pleasure to be the reason of these brave kids wearing smiles on their faces. #HumZalmi pic.twitter.com/LZ46bJk4Of
— Javed Afridi (@JAfridi10) February 21, 2018
A desperate Kapil Sharma whose arrogance and bad behaviour with colleagues in drunken state have royally screwed his career in India, promotes Pakistan Super League’s Peshawar Zalmi team for quick bucks.
This is horrible at a time when Pakistani terrorism is at its peak. pic.twitter.com/70geZwxZnF
— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) February 22, 2018
Was that kapil sharma at PSL event involving PAKISTAN(DREADRED WORD IN INDIA)???
Ooopssss..boycott Squad must be awoken from their little sleep!!!! #HBLPSL
— Suhila Khursheed (@shaeliBhat7) February 22, 2018
भारत की सीमा पर पाकिस्तान आतंक का नंगा नाच कर रहा है। ऐसे में @KapilSharmaK9 द्वारा दुबई में पाकिस्तान की टीम का प्रमोशन.?? ये कपिल का "पैसा प्रेम" है या "पाकिस्तान प्रेम" है.??? #KapilSharma #Dubai #Pakistan #IndianArmy #india https://t.co/FeEbcOV03E
— Raghvendra Dwivedi (@RaghvendraLive) February 22, 2018