Army chief announces Umrah for champions Pakistan

Army chief announces Umrah for champions Pakistan

"I want to congratulate Pakistan, they had an awesome tournament. They can upset anyone on their day", said Kohli in the post-match presentation ceremony.

"Pakistan had a dream run in the tournament, but doubts remained over its ability to tackle the pressures of an India game, let alone that of a final".

"Amir was the guy that could do that for us", said Arthur.

"Disappointing for us as a team to lose the final but I have a smile on my face because I'm very proud of how we played in this tournament".

Ahmed was ecstatic to be named as the captain and said, "To be appointed as captain of the Team of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which includes some of the finest and most attractive cricketers of this generation, is the ideal icing on the cake".

"All credit goes to my bowlers, Muhammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, they bowled really well".

According to Sportskeeda, Kohli said he was more than satisfied with Hardik Pandya's performance throughout the Champions Trophy.

Instead, those who gathered at the religious centre in Rawalpindi delayed the food in order to watch Pakistan's historic win over India at the Champions Trophy on a giant TV screen.

"It has been an up and down ride".

"We dusted ourselves off after the defeat to India at Edgbaston and came back superbly", added the South African after Pakistan's first major global tournament success since they won the 2009 World Twenty20 in England.

Zaman told ESPNcricinfo: "When we came for practise on Saturday I wasn't feeling good".

"We want to be a little more consistent as a team but we've got a group of players here who are fantastic. It's a remarkable achievement".

But some officials believe the eight-team event is now too similar to the World Cup which the ICC, controversially, has decided should be contested by just 10 teams from the 2019 event in England. The ICC Champions Trophy has seen Indians defending Pak player Sarfaraz Khan and bashing people who made fun of him for not knowing English and this new development where Kohli is supported by Pak fans shows a great deal of maturity by people on the social media and is giving us hopes for peace much more than before. We are on the right track, everything is going right at the moment.

"I have no regrets in playing the combination that we played today, and we have stuck to the same ever since we lost to Sri Lanka".