Pakistan's win over India in the Champions Trophy gets a political twist

Pakistan’s win over India in the Champions Trophy gets a political twist

India tried very hard to get hold of the game but were thumped by the courageous Pakistan team.

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Pakistan’s players celebrate their victory over India. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistan came into the finals as underdogs and left as champions. Team India can fell they were unlucky as they were the best team in the tournament but were second best on the day that mattered the most. Things that went India’s way earlier in the tournament did not fall into place in the finals.

India tried very hard to get hold of the game but were thumped by the courageous Pakistani team. They were better on the given day and India just did not arrive at the stadium. It was just hard for them to stop the likes of Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Hafeez who batted exceptionally. They took Pakistan to 338 which was more than a par score in the finals.

When it came to the bowling, they were even better. They were aggressive from the onset and went for wickets instead of stopping runs. Mohammad Amir bowled the spell of a lifetime as he blasted the Indian top order. Hardik Pandya managed to crack a few shots but was undone by his own teammate. It just wasn’t India’s day.

Politicizing Cricket

This victory was celebrated all over Pakistan and Twitter obviously exploded. There were a lot of high-profile tweets but there was this Pakistan army media account which posted some tweets which made Pakistan’s victory look like a political win over India.

It was hard to digest some of the posts. It was from an account named “Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor”. It quoted the Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Bajwa saying that Pakistan is ready to face “every threat” and posted some of the photos where the army was celebrating Pakistan’s victory.

The account also posted pictures from the streets of the disputed land. There was one picture from Balochistan where the caption even read “To whom it may concern. Lay off!!”. They also announced Umrah for Pakistan cricket team. Umrah is a non-mandatory trip to Mecca.

Here are the actual tweets