Kohli wishes Indian hockey team ahead of Pakistan HWL clash

Hafeez, who made an unbeaten 57 off 37 balls, said the win was for the Pakistan public. The Green Shirts had entered as the lowest-ranked team in the tournament, with nobody predicting they would go on to lift the trophy.”We scored some great goals and when we score the type of goals that we did today, that is what makes a coach happy”.The bowling lineup was led by Pakistan paceman Hasan Ali, who finished with 13 wickets, and his team mate Junaid Khan.India went into the final with seven straight wins against Pakistan. A few Pakistan fans stormed the ground to greet their cricketing heroes only to be neutralised by the bouncers on the ground.Only four of the eight participating teams – all semifinalists – find a place in the eleven of the Team of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. “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. “The way they turned things around speaks volumes for the talent they have in their side”, Kohli said. They proved they can upset anyone on their day.”So we just had to keep believing and keep them trusting the techniques and keep them trusting their game plan and keep them trusting their roles, and that’s why I’m incredibly proud of that dressing room because they did that”. Credit to them, they outplayed us in all three departments. They were more intense and passionate on the day.”Rarely have I seen Pakistan deliver such a clinical performance in a tournament decider and annihilating hot favourite India came as a pleasant surprise”, he said, “Pakistan, meanwhile, has a team that can develop into one of the top three teams by the time the 2019 World Cup is played in England”. Now, nobody can talk that we have not beaten India in the World Cup or a major tournament like that. “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.However, the 27-year-old left-handed batsman, who did not play in Pakistan’s loss against India in their first game of the tournament, said it was medication from the team physio that got him ready for the big match on Sunday. “We can not take anyone lightly but they were more intense and passionate on the day”, Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony, as quoted by ESPNcricinfo.