Pakistan’s record-breaking 180-run win over arch-rivals and title-holders India in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday completed a remarkable turnaround for Sarfraz Ahmed’s side in the space of just a few weeks.
They were confident about India’s win against Pakistan and prove who’s the father i.e. a better team.
Pakistan had started disastrously when they suffered a 124-run thrashing at the hands of India, before they bounced back to defeat South Africa by 19 runs, Sri Lanka by three wickets and England in the semi-final by eight wickets.
“A guy like Zaman, when players like that get going on their day, it becomes real hard to stop them because I think 80 percent of his shots were high-risk and they were all coming off”, Kohli said.
“I’m sure the nation of Pakistan is really happy tonight because they deserve it. Let’s hope this really kick-starts the momentum in Pakistan again”. “We played very well and now we have won the final”, Sarfraz said. “This Champions Trophy was an excellent tournament with some high quality one-day cricket played that has created plenty of interest around the world”.
Amir bowled Pakistan to a shock victory over India in the Champions Trophy Final at The Kia Oval yesterday – less than five miles from his darkest moment as a sportsman.
The former captain told Sky Sports 2: “It’s a great, great team effort from where we came from because we knew after losing the first game, we were nowhere”.
“Huge congratulations need to go to Mickey Arthur, Sarfraz Ahmed, the support staff and players for showing great character and turning the team’s fortunes around”, he said.
Pakistan used their maiden ICC Champions Trophy win to make a politically sensitive statement on Sunday.
Credit to Pakistan. They outplayed us. Many Indian fans are now tweeting congratulatory messages for the winning team but also showering the Indian team with love.
Fakhar, the man-of-the-match, shared an opening stand of 128 with Azhar Ali (59) and then put on 72 with Babar Azam (46) for the second wicket. It was India’s third loss against Pakistan in the Champions Trophy.
Amir struck just three balls into India’s reply when, after bowling two outswingers to Sharma, he had him lbw with a superb inswinger.
Together, they made India pay for the let-off and misses.
Fans should remember one thing that cricketers give their best on the field and the memes and trolls that run through on social media have nothing to do with them.