None was counting on Pakistan!
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None was expecting the team to even play the semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and after the June 4 defeat against India, everyone’s eyes were on Lahore airport.
But what happened then surprised all. No follower of the game, whether an expert or a common man, could believe that this same team will beat the then top-ranked ODI team, then Sri Lanka and finally an “unbeatable” England in the semi-final.
Some at home too were expecting England to take Pakistan to the cleaners in the semi-final but Sarfraz’s men-with an all-round performance- totally outclassed an England side which, in a number of expert’s views, can bat till number 10.
We Pakistanis seldom care what the world thinks about us but as soon as a match ends we all do check how the Indian media reacted to Pakistan’s victory.
Here is a compilation of the Good, the bad and the ugly.
PRAISES FOR BOWLERS AND SARFRAZ’s CAPTAINCY
Kapil Dev and fellow analyst praise bowling and Sarfraz’s captaincy after the semi-final victory against England.
RAVI SHASTRI (BEFORE THE MATCH) SAID THAT ENGLAND WILL DOMINATE AND WILL KEEP PAKISTAN ON BACKFOOT
ABP NEWS REPORTING ON PAKISTAN’s VICTORY….
Indian Express’s article about Pakistan victory
ON A #PAKvIND Final
HARBHAJAN AND GANGULY SAY IT WILL BE A ONE-SIDED FINAL AND INDIA WILL WIN IT EASILY