While you were playing…

Published February 26, 2011
Abdul Razzaq on a staircase.
Abdul Razzaq on a staircase.
Afridi hangs from the ceiling of this shop while the Pakistan team's jerseys are displayed all over. This shopkeeper has sold over ten pieces since the beginning of the World Cup for Rs.1000 a piece.
Afridi hangs from the ceiling of this shop while the Pakistan team's jerseys are displayed all over. This shopkeeper has sold over ten pieces since the beginning of the World Cup for Rs.1000 a piece.
Pakistani cricket only deserves the big screen. All the other television sets display various other visuals.
Pakistani cricket only deserves the big screen. All the other television sets display various other visuals.
This cellular packages dealer says this brand that Afridi has endorsed sells like hot cakes daily.
This cellular packages dealer says this brand that Afridi has endorsed sells like hot cakes daily.
The ?dhaaba effect?. Enthusiasts watch the game while sitting at a local caf
The ?dhaaba effect?. Enthusiasts watch the game while sitting at a local caf
Wait a second. FOOTBALL?! Where are the cricketers hiding?
Wait a second. FOOTBALL?! Where are the cricketers hiding?
Barber wants to be on the team too. According to the owner of this salon, customers comfortably spend more time if they can enjoy exciting visuals like a live Pakistan cricket match, which is also persuasive enough to ask for a shave or a hair massage besides just a simple haircut.
Barber wants to be on the team too. According to the owner of this salon, customers comfortably spend more time if they can enjoy exciting visuals like a live Pakistan cricket match, which is also persuasive enough to ask for a shave or a hair massage besides just a simple haircut.
Betel-nut killed the radio star. In the top left corner lies his radio set on which he hears the live match.
Betel-nut killed the radio star. In the top left corner lies his radio set on which he hears the live match.
Cricket and tea, more important than selling television sets.
Cricket and tea, more important than selling television sets.
?BOOM BOOM? Afridi. This shop connected a radio to this boom box so that the screaming and shouting of the Pakistan cricket team is heard by all.
?BOOM BOOM? Afridi. This shop connected a radio to this boom box so that the screaming and shouting of the Pakistan cricket team is heard by all.

What Karachi did while the Pakistan cricket team played the second innings against Sri Lanka during their ICC World Cup cricket match. – Photos and text by Hasaan Haider/Dawn.com

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