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CT 2017: Imran Khan says it is painful to watch Pakistan being thrashed by India

Pakistan bundled out for a mere 164 to hand India a handsome 124 run win.

Imran Khan
Imran Khan of Pakistan. (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Pakistan skipper Imran Khan was not at all happy to see the national side succumb meekly to the Indian team in the marquee clash at the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Team India were thoroughly brutal in their approach as they ticked all their boxes right on the day. They never let the Pakistan team sense any superiority at any stage in the match.

Barring the first over when Mohammad Amir bowled a maiden, nothing else went in the favour of the men in green. Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan added a hundred run opening stand with both reaching their individual fifties. Things only got worse with Indian skipper Virat Kohli registering yet another fifty against Pakistan.

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Yuvraj Singh added to the miseries of the Pakistan bowlers by slamming the fifth fastest fifty in the Champions Trophy history. To add more salt to the wounds, Hardik Pandya hammered three sixes in the final over to see India post 319/3 in their innings. With the bat, Pakistan batsmen showed no resilience as wickets kept tumbling at regular intervals.

Umesh Yadav was the pick of the Indian bowlers with 3 wickets to his name as Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja scalped two wickets each. Pakistan bundled out for a mere 164 to hand India a handsome 124 run win. Reflecting back on the game, Imran Khan took to his social media handle to express his sadness over the poor show. He said that it is painful to see Pakistan being beaten by India.

Showing no fight

What comes as the worse aspect is that they did not show any fight during the course of the game. “As a sportsman I know winning & losing are part of the game but it’s painful to watch Pak being thrashed by India without putting up a fight,” tweeted Imran Khan after Pakistan’s humiliating loss to India.

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