India were the lopsided 4-9 favourites by English bookmakers to win a record third Trophy in a record fourth final, but Pakistan blew away all predictions and expectations with a win of stunning ease.
"I played with him when he made his comeback in domestic cricket - it was unbelievable.
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The Pakistan victory was a given once India let them post 338 for four in their quota of 50 overs.
The openers, who also managed a 100-run stand for the first wicket in the previous matches, was separated due to a suicidal run-out of Ali when Zaman was ball-watching and Ali departed with the score on 128 for one after 23 overs.
Despite the heavy loss, Kohli had a smile on his face.
"A guy like Zaman, when players like that get going on their day, it becomes real hard to stop them because I think 80 percent of his shots were high-risk and they were all coming off", Kohli said. "They can upset anyone on their day", Kohli said after the match.
"Virat Kohli is truly a credit to his team and nation, a generous and honest sporting spirit", wrote radio host Fasi Zaka. "I am confident that Pakistan cricket is back on track and we will see this team reach some incredible highs in the years to come, especially if the team continues to play with the kind of passion and commitment displayed in this tournament", he added.
"In the end ... you have to accept and admire sometimes the skill of the opposition", Kohli added sportingly.
"When players (Fakhar Zaman) like that get going on their day, it becomes really hard to stop them because I think 80 percent of his shots were high-risk - and they were all coming off".
Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan and the returning Mohammed Amir - who is likely to replace Rumman Raees - will be a handful again. "We played like we had nothing to lose, now we are champions", said Sarfraz.
"It has been an up and down ride".
India's next major one-day challenge will come in the 2019 World Cup back in England.
"It's the final so it looks magnified to everyone, but we have won before, we have lost before, and we have always learnt things from all those games". So we just had to keep believing, keep trusting the techniques, keep trusting the game plan. "It's a remarkable achievement".
At least 10 mobile phones, two laptops, two televisions and registers were recovered during the raid, which began at 7 p.m. on Sunday and went on till late night, the police said. Arthur praised the players for being honest about their failings, and regrouping. We have to keep this momentum going. "I think this is something we wanted to do because the millions of people at home were waiting for this".
Imran also was also unhappy with the dismal condition of cricket in the country, "Nowhere in the world did the President or Prime Minister appoint the Chairman of the cricket Board".
London/Calcutta: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed hopes that everyone will remember their Sunday's win for a "very long, long time". Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal came up with a straightforward answer when asked about the just concluded ICC Champions Trophy.