Mohammad Hafeez: Champions Trophy triumph is for all of Pakistan

Posted June 20, 2017

"I want to congratulate Pakistan, they had an unbelievable tournament, the way they turned things around, speak volumes for the talent they have".

Kohli said: "I congratulated them in the post-match presentation and I would do the same here because they deserved to win". We can see MS Dhoni right behind Shami taking back him into the dressing room to stop the heated interaction. "They were more intense and more passionate", he said.

And on Wednesday they knocked previously unbeaten tournament hosts England out of the competition with a comprehensive eight-wicket win in Cardiff.

"Small margins can be massive but we've only lost a game of cricket, we need to move forward and learn from our mistakes". We have practiced the same way as we started the day we came here.

In a match which saw Virat Kohli and his boys fail miserably in all three departments of fielding, bowling and batting, it was Hardik Pandya who nearly spearheaded a resurgence by scoring the fastest half-century in the history of ICC tournaments finals, even beating Adam Gilchrist's record. "It has been an ultra-quick turnaround from no-hopers to champions for the Pakistan players and the manner in which the team won the match was really impressive", Afridi wrote in his column for the ICC's official website.

Indian all-rounder, Hardik Pandya, gave a brief flicker of hope to the Blue Shirts, handily knocking 76 runs off 43 balls.

Pandya was involved in a mix-up with Ravindra Jadeja and was run-out.

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Some Kashmiris came out of their homes and celebrated Pakistan's victory by bursting crackers and dancing on the streets.

Hassan, named player of the tournament after finishing with 13 wickets, has gained 12 positions to reach seventh rank.

Batsman Fakhar Zaman hit a spectacular century, scoring 114 runs, and Mohammad Hafeez added 57 to help Pakistan to a total of 338 runs for four wickets from its 50 overs.

Put into bat, the Men in Green had a flawless start as both Azhar Ali and Zaman shared a 128-run opening stand to put their team on road of a massive first innings-score.

"Indians were relying heavily on their star studded top-order of Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli and Amir dismantled the trio in a sensational burst", he added. Sometimes you get dropped or survive because of a no-ball but you don't go on and score too many runs.

It proved to be a costly no ball as Fakhar goes on to score his first worldwide century before falling for 114. Personally, yes, it does feel bad. His innings consisted of twelve boundaries and three sixes.

"Its bowling attack was brilliant with Mohammad Amir and Junaid Khan contributing well throughout the tournament but the emergence of a couple of newer players in Hasan Ali and Fakhar Zaman, who scored a brilliant century in the final, is exciting for the future for Pakistan".