With the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) approaching, knockouts and the final of which had earlier been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, excitement surrounding the star-studded cricketing tournament is once again on the rise.
As cricketing fans eagerly wait for the tournament to return in November, it has emerged that its fever has also made its way to mainstream American television.
The Lahore-Karachi rivalry, which the PSL has taken to a new high with nail-biters between Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings, has been featured on the very popular animated series “Family Guy”.
The 19th season opener of the sitcom started with a joke about PSL’s Lahore and Karachi, which came as a surprise for many Pakistani fans.
Over the course of five years, the matches between Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings have attracted large crowds, and massive viewership as fans anticipate the same with bated breath.
Lahore and Karachi are the two biggest cities of the country and are also known globally for nurturing Pakistani cricketers.
The animated series, which has widely been acclaimed since its premiere nearly two decades ago, centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; their children, Meg, Chris, and Stewie; and their anthropomorphic pet dog, Brian.
The show is set in the fictional city of Quahog, Rhode Island, and exhibits much of its surreal and dark humor in the form of metafictional cutaway gags that often criticise American culture.