Pakistan Defeat India To Win Champions Trophy
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 19, 2017,
Jun 19, 2017, 16:02
Virat Kohli and co may have had a disappointing performance against arch-rivals Pakistan in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy, but the iconic skipper, instead of being a sore loser, showed great spirit to congratulate his opponents.
While people from all walks of life have been bringing the Indian Cricket Team's spirits down followed after their huge and embarrassing loss to Pakistan at the ICC Champions Trophy Final 2017 on the 18th of June, Sunday, this attractive picture of Dhoni with Sarfaraz's son reminds us that cricket as a sport transcends boundaries, and is certainly more than the petty feuds, comments, and arguments that negative people initiate and live for.
Fakhar Zaman hit a maiden one-day worldwide century to set up a thrilling victory against India, who had been strong favourites to lift a second successive title.
Kohli was honest in defeat, gave credit to Pakistan for being the better team, but pointed that India should be proud to finish as the runner-up.
"Great team effort! After losing the first game, we were nowhere", all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez told the official broadcasters after the team's 180-run win over India.
Shami stopped midway and directly headed towards the fan to respond against his rant but former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni held Shami's hands to take him towards the dressing room and prevented any unruly scenes from happening.
Pakistan itself has hosted only a handful of global cricket matches over the past decade due to security fears.
That team could find themselves acting as a "path-finder" for the resumption of tours of Pakistan by major cricket nations.
"An India-Pakistan cricket game is always a unique challenge for us". Shoaib Malik tries to keep Pakistan's hopes alive along with captain Sarfraz Ahmed, but once that partnership is broken, India scythe through the rest of the batting lineup to retain their title.
Arthur for one was looking forward to the series. "We haven't spoken about this game in any different way", he said.
But the fans on Pakistan side are over the top in their victory celebrations and also furious in the case of a defeat to India.
But Pakistan batsman Hafeez says his team-mates vowed to stick together despite the avalanche of criticism and they reaped the rewards in memorable fashion on Sunday.
"Some teams start very confidently and then they fade off". When we arrived here, we just played like we have nothing to lose.
"It's been quite a few years I've been dealing with that, so nothing new", he said.
Amir, whose career was almost ended across London by a ban and jail sentence for his involvement in a spot-fixing scan during a 2010 Test at Lord's, was in superb form after a back spasm forced him out of the semi-final win over England.
First he got Rohit Sharma LBW with a ideal swinging delivery.
"I mean, 25 extras is a bit too much in a game like that, and that s something that we certainly need to take care of in the future".
"In the end. you have to accept and admire sometimes the skill of the opposition".