Karachi Kings is struggling to make an impact in a crucial game against unbeaten Quetta and the questions are rising over their position on the league table, despite being the highly rated T20 side.
The city of lights sees lights being switched off by fans in utter disappointment, following the horrible show by their two best batsmen who are the toppers of the T20 Internationals rankings.
45 minutes later, a strange turnaround of events has been watched on screen. It’s the Colin guiding the grandest city of Pakistan to an unbelievable victory by smashing the ball all around the park.
But which Colin? The one who is the second best T20I batsman currently and has covered a distance of 14,227 km to change the fortunes of the team at the bottom of the table? Or the different one? the one who remained overshadowed despite being a utility guy in many games and whose position as a platinum player is questioned big in recent times.
He’s the latter one, who is batting in Sharjah like a true cricketing lad having all the charisma and flair in his cricketing textbook. He is on the mission to demonstrate his potential and prove himself the match winner of the big games. He is batting like the person his team was looking for a long time.
Literally, everything Colin Ingram touched was turning out to gold. It seemed as if he were given responsibility to carry the legacy of the heroics performed at the iconic stadium of Sharjah.
The fact of not a single overseas player being able to score in triple figures in the Pakistan Super League was in the history books. He even shattered down the old highest individual record of 117 runs by Sharjeel. The 67.5% of the runs scored by Karachi were of the sensation from Port Elizabeth.
It appeared as if Ingram walked out from the dressing room deciding to not let down the aura of this arena.
The focus behind the helmet was similar to Miandad’s vision when he struck extravagantly on the last ball of Asia Cup final at this historical place. The hunger in his eyes resembled the Afridi’s starvation of turning the game out of nowhere before delivering the magical spell against Sri Lanka at this iconic stadium.
He gave hopes to the largest fan base of the Pakistan Super League. The knock showed that the lights of the most glowing city of the country could be dim at times, but they couldn’t be switched off in the hopeless state.