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Sveva Terracina | 20 Giugno, 2017, 02:14

India's loss to arch rivals Pakistan in the big final of Champions Trophy 2017 in London on Sunday came as a massive blow not only for the team but also for millions of Indian cricket fans in India and overseas.

Strangely, despite rooting for India, I wasn't morose after India's loss yesterday as I was prone to on earlier occasions.

India thrashed Pakistan by 124 runs when the subcontinent giants squared off in their tournament opener in Birmingham.

Former South African captain Graeme Smith commended Pakistan's batting performance in their 180-run win over India in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. "All the credit goes to the entire team, they all worked really hard", the Pakistan captain said.

"But the thing about that [initial] loss, and I think we clarified it at that time, was we knew that was an aberration". They proved it again, they can upset anyone on their day, disappointing for us but I have a smile on my face because we played well to reach the final. Four consecutive wins against four top teams are not "upsets"; it is called playing good cricket consistently. I congratulated them in the post match, I would do the same here.

"The whole group kept believing". All that had been put in place.

Giles Clarke, the president of the England and Wales Cricket Board and head of the ICC´s Pakistan task force said, in comments reported by the Guardian in March: "The desire is to give the cricket-starved Pakistani supporters the chance to see some of the world´s finest players in live action".


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

"They [Pakistan] deserved to win".

This change in mindset of fans will boost the morale of our players and motivate them to do better.

"India has a batting order that every team would be envious of, with Shikhar Dhawan's love affair of batting in England continuing, but it also has a somewhat unheralded bowling attack that has been very effective", he wrote. That's massive for the country.

The promo code: Fakhar let you enjoy a free ride up to Rs338 - Pakistan's total score against India.

India captain Virat Kohli could do little more than praise an opponent who did everything right on the day, reported the ICC.

Former Test captains and players who at the start of the tournament were skeptical about the national team's chances of even making the final also praised the fearless and fighting captaincy skills of Sarfaraz Ahmed.

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