On Sunday, when Pakistan, who entered the tournament as World No. 8, outclassed India by 180 runs to lift the title, Latif chose to end the debate between him and Sehwag in a calm manner.
Led by Fakhar Zaman’s aggressive 114 off 106 balls, Pakistan scored 338-4 at The Oval in London after India won the toss and surprisingly opted to field first.
But for someone, who is a different beast with the red ball, Ashwin is not bowling enough wicket-taking deliveries. The Times of India, for instance, chose to highlight India’s 7-1 victory over Pakistan in a Hockey Word League game that was also being played in London on Sunday.
MOHAMMAD Hafeez dedicated a stunning ICC Champions Trophy success to the public of Pakistan after thrashing India at The Oval.
Pakistan have been starved of global cricket in their own country since an attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in 2009, forcing them to play their “home” series at neutral venues. He celebrated with an extravagant twirl of his bat and kissed the turf as the Pakistan supporters sensed an unlikely win.
But Kohli (5), the big match player did not get going, along with Rohit Sharma (0) and Shikhar Dhawan (21), and the defending never came back into the game after that.
India are due to stage the next Champions Trophy in 2021 but Richardson warned Monday it was by no means certain the event would go ahead, with the former South Africa wicketkeeper saying future World Twenty20s could feature up to 20 teams. Jadeja nicked Junaid Khan to slip for 15 shortly afterwards.
“After the India match I said to my boys, the tournament is not finished yet. All the credit goes to the entire team, they all worked really hard”, the Pakistan captain said.
“When we arrived here (in England), we were No 8 and now we are the champions”, said the 30-year-old gloveman. We dusted ourselves off after the defeat to India at Edgbaston and came back superbly.
“The problem is that we don’t have the system to polish this young and raw talent properly and professionally”.
“The whole group kept believing”.
The prime minister expressed the confidence that the Pakistani cricket team would continue to put in their best in all formats of the game in the days ahead.
“Hopefully this win, everyone will remember, not just for today, not just for tomorrow, but for a very long, long time”, added the wicket-keeper/batsman.