Former Pakistan cricketers shower praise on team’s monumental win

Wasim Bari called the win to be the ideal gift on Eid for the fans back home.

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Shadab Khan of Pakistan celebrates. (Photo by Harry Trump-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

Pakistan registered an emphatic win over India in the finals of the ICC Champions Trophy. They stunned the tournament favorites with a thoroughly clinical performance. Never did they allow the men in blue to settle in the game and sense the superiority in the flow of control.

Needless to say, they have drawn praises from all corners after their monumental effort. Former Pakistani cricketers have heaped praises for the team’s performance. Former batsman Zaheer Abbas, who had earlier backed Pakistan to win the game ahead of the finals, noted that the Indian team played below par. He lauded the way the youngsters took control of the game for Pakistan.


“India team played below par in the final which resulted in their doom. Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali and Muhammad Amir proved no team is tough to beat on any day if you have the morale and courage to do well. The win of Pakistan is answer to all the critics who had doubted the green-shirts,” Zaheer Abbas quoted as per the quotes in

Latif wants more Indo-Pak matches

Another former cricketer, Rashid Latif, spoke on the bigger picture of things. He hopes to see more matches between the two countries. He cited that the rivalry between India and Pakistan is far more than any other cricketing rivalry. He wishes to see the players from two sides play in the IPL and PSL together.

“Tournaments like Ashes or any other tournament is not big enough than India-Pakistan matches. There should be bilateral series, India Premier League (IPL) should consist of Pakistan players while Indian players should be a part of Pakistan Super League (PSL),” quoted Rashid Latif.

He also took time to appreciate the efforts of the opener Fakhar Zaman who set the tone for Pakistan’s win n the match. He also appreciated the way Azhar Ali batted early on in the innings. Latif looked impressed with the leadership of Sarfraz Ahmed as well.

“If Fakhar Zaman had scored a hundred against any other team, it would have meant something else. Azhar’s innings will be remembered for a longer time. India team is number one and can improve a lot. Congratulations for playing the final, hoping for more India-Pakistan matches. The way Sarfraz led the entire team, passion they showed was phenomenal,” Rashid Latif noted.

Gift on Eid from team Pakistan

Meanwhile, former cricketer Wasim Bari called the win to be the ideal gift on Eid for the fans back home. “Beating India and winning the Champions Trophy final is a gift from the Pakistan cricket team to the whole Pakistani nation for Eid,” Wasim Bari quoted.