India captain Virat Kohli: Pakistan completely outplayed us in Champions Trophy final

Left-arm fast bowler Amir, whose career was nearly ended on the other side of London’s River Thames by a ban and jail term he received for his part in a spot-fixing scam during a 2010 Test against England at Lord’s, was superb. Boys you made us happy & proud.But, when Virat Kohli raveled why was smiling while congratulating his arch rivals for a thoroughly deserved victory, he won everyone’s heart. Sarfraz, in a statement that he made before interacting with the media in a post-match press conference stated that he hopes that the win will be a boost to cricket in the country and that “all playing nations” come to Pakistan once again.”The biggest thing on display today is @TheRealPCB’s heart. However, our batting and bowling were up to the task today”, the captain noted.There were no other changes in the teams standings led by South Africa, although runners-up India, England and Bangladesh have all lost a point each. “And the players nearly drove that conversation, which for us was very new, but also showed a maturity, and the way they turned it around was unbelievable”, Arthur said.Kohli accepted his side had been second best as he acknowledged Pakistan’s “amazing tournament”. “They outplayed us. They were more intense and more passionate”.Amir struck just three balls into India’s reply when, after bowling two outswingers to Sharma, he had him lbw with a superb inswinger.The collapse continued when left-handed opener Dhawan was caught behind off Amir.India had to chase 339 runs by were unsuccessful after relinquishing crucial wickets in the match.Former captain MS Dhoni had rescued India from many a dire position in his long career.The final margin of 180 runs was the largest run victory by either Pakistan or India in head-to-head One day worldwide matches, and the largest margin of defeat for a full ICC member in a Champions Trophy competition.The celebrations swiftly change direction, however, when replays on the big scoreboard show that Jasprit Bumrah had bowled a no ball and Fakhar is called back to the crease.Fakhar, the man-of-the-match, shared an opening stand of 128 with Azhar Ali (59).The 27-year-old Fakhar, however, put the setback behind him to complete a 92-ball hundred when he swept star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin for his 12th four. However, his brilliant scoring was brought to an end by a running mix-up, with Pandya and Jadeja ending up at the same end.