Pakistan Army honors cricket team with 21 gun salute

India bundled out for a paltry 158 in their run chase of 338.

Sarfraz Ahmed of Pakistan
Sarfraz Ahmed of Pakistan lifts the winners trophy as Pakistan win the ICC Champions trophy. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Team Pakistan entered the record books when they registered their maiden Champions Trophy title win recently. Led firmly by skipper Sarfraz Ahmed, the team managed to beat the favorites of the competition – team India. The build up to the game was huge and intense since it was yet another Indo-Pak rivalry on display. The match certainly proved to be the perfect outing for the men in green as they did not let the Indian team have a sniff in the game for even a brief while.

Their efforts were certainly and rightly lauded by the cricket fraternity and the fans alike. On the border front, they received praises from the army men too. As per the reports in the New Indian Express, the Pakistan army gave a 21 gun salute to the national cricket team after they beat the Indian side in the finals of the tournament.


The salute is considered to be an honor given by the security forces and the Pakistani team seems to be deserving every bit of it. The Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa congratulated the national side on their herculean effort. He went on to quote, “Nothing can beat team work.”

Pakistan beats India

In the match, the Indian team haplessly surrendered against the youthful Pakistani bowling lineup. They were dented severely early on in the innings by the triple strike of Mohammad Amir. Amir dismissed the top three batsmen of the Indian lineup in the tournament – Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Shikhar Dhawan – to set the tone for Pakistan win.

India bundled out for a paltry 158 in their run chase of 338. Earlier in the game, the Pakistani team had plundered the huge total riding on he maiden ODI century by opener Fakhar Zaman. He was well supported by fifties from Azhar Ali at the top order and Mohammad Hafeez towards the end.