ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final, PAK thrash IND by 180 runs
This ends the proceedings of the ICC Champions Trophy, 2017. It was an amazing tournament with top 8 teams of the world pitted against each other. It had all the twists and turns and beating all the odds, Pakistan became the newly crowned champions. India also had a good tournament but fell short at the last hurdle. They now will look to make amends in the tour of West Indies. Hope you enjoyed our coverage of this tournament. So until next time, it’s goodbye and goodnight from us. Take care! Cheers!
Sarfraz Ahmed thanks the Almighty for winning the tournament. Reckons that after losing the first game against India, he told his boys that the tournament is not over yet. Mentions that they responded really well. Credits Fakhar Zaman for the way he played in his first ICC tournament. Informs that his bowlers bowled really well and applauds all of them for bowling terrifically. Adds that credit goes to everyone in his team for giving their all in the field. Adds that no one recognized Pakistan in world cricket but now people will as they have been crowned champions. Ends by thanking his supporters for being with them throughout.
Virat Kohli congratulates Pakistan cricket team and their fans. Mentions that they turned things around superbly and they can beat anyone on their day. Informs that he has a smile on his face because of his team’s performance in this tournament and he is proud of them. Adds that they were more intense and passionate and they outplayed the Indians. With the ball, he says they had a few wicket-taking opportunities but couldn’t make it count. Applauds Hardik Pandya’s knock. On that wicket of Zaman off the no ball from Bumrah, he says that small margins can be massive in cricket and they have to learn from their mistakes and move on. On the pitch, he mentions that it was consistent throughout. Ends by saying that they backed their strength but they just weren’t good on the day and have to get their act back together.
Man of the Tournament and the Golden Ball Award winner (13 wickets), Hasan Ali thanks the Almighty for winning this tournament. Reckons that he has worked hard to reach this level. Mentions that he was calm throughout the game. Informs that he is really happy with the way he bowled in this tournament. Ends by saying that it was really special to take the last wicket of the game.