Pakistan wins Champions Trophy: Who said what on Twitter

Evrard Martin
Juin 19, 2017

Three Indians, including skipper Virat Kohli, were today named in the ICC Team of the Champions Trophy 2017, with Pakistan's Sarfraz Ahmed named its captain, a day after his side's triumphant campaign.

Even India captain Virat Kohli was impressed.

Fans of Indian cricket team were clearly not pleased with India's defeat at the Champions Trophy and the locals in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur and Uttarkhand's Haridwar broke their TV sets and protested after Pakistan's win.

Led by Fakhar Zaman's aggressive 114 off 106 balls, Pakistan scored 4-338 at The Oval on Sunday after India won the toss and surprisingly opted to field first.

Specifically pointing out the performance of Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan and Hasan Ali, Sarfraz said he was quite glad with the way they performed in the tournament and guided Pakistan to victory.

To add insult to injury, India bowled 13 wides and three no-balls in what was a woeful day for all, save Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/44 in 10 overs).

McCullum wrote: "India excellent throughout tournament except today".

Pakistan, who had lost all three of their previous matches against India in the knockout stages of International Cricket Council tournaments and started this event the lowest ranked of all the eight teams taking part, were now on the brink of a sensational win.

While it is not clear what Shami told the fan, it did seem like he gave him a piece of his mind which clearly rattled the Pakistani fan.

Despite a series of successes in the kitty, the Indian team were on the back foot, and lacked aggression, a stark contrast to what they have been showcasing so far. I have a smile on my face because I am very proud of the boys. Pakistani opener Fakhar Zaman had edged it to MS Dhoni when he was batting on 3.

The Pakistan left-arm quick's brilliant burst of three for 16 in 28 balls saw him snare opener Rohit Sharma lbw for a duck and have Kohli, the world's leading ODI batsman, caught off a leading edge for just five. "I took my time to begin with, you look at the wicket, and then play your natural game".

"Hopefully this win will boost Pakistan cricket and all playing nations will come and play us", said Sarfraz, 30.

"I want to congratulate Pakistan first, they had an unbelievable tournament".

Head coach Mickey Arthur was asked if Pakistan's victory represented his greatest achievement. "They were more intense, passionate and deserved to win". "The way they turned things around speaks volumes for the talent they have in their side", Kohli said. The fact remained that a fully turned-on Pakistan team, the sentimental favourites here for all that they are going through for inability to play at home - were the better team and deserved winners.

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