‘India had Dhoni-Kohli, our kids beat them…’ Sarfaraz recalls Champions Trophy win


Pakistan won the Champions Trophy by defeating India in 2017
Sarfaraz Ahmed recalled the victory he got under his captaincy

New Delhi. Pakistan won the Champions Trophy title in 2017 by defeating India. Then Sarfaraz Ahmed was the captain of Pakistan. Under his leadership, Pakistan defeated India by a huge margin of 180 runs in the final. After this victory, Sarfaraz became the hero of Pakistan. However, after giving a historic victory to Pakistan, Sarfaraz was dropped from the team in such a way that it took him 5 years to make a comeback. This former Pakistan captain recently recalled this victory of India in a podcast and shared many interesting stories related to this success.

Sarfaraz Ahmed admitted in this podcast that after 2017, the Pakistani camp did not stand anywhere in front of Team India in the Champions Trophy. He said that if there was a normal match, there would not have been so much talk. Defeating India in an ICC tournament is a moment never to be forgotten. I can never forget this.

Pakistan had scored 338 runs in the final of the Champions Trophy.
Batting first in this match, Pakistan scored 338 runs at the loss of 4 wickets. This score also seemed small in front of the Indian batting line-up. Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed himself said this in Nadir Ali’s podcast. He said, “It was not difficult for the Indian team to chase any score. He had strong players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Compared to them, there were children in our team whose milk teeth were not even broken. We had a team of kids. But today he is taking Pakistan cricket to great heights.

Our kids had defeated India: Sarfaraz
Sarfaraz Ahmed further said, “If you look at our team in the final of the 2017 Champions Trophy, there were players like Babar Azam, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf. Talking about experienced players, Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik were the only ones. All the rest were children only. were new. But, we played strong cricket and registered a memorable win over India.

Pakistan lost the first match to India
Pakistan did not have a good start in this tournament. The Pakistani team, captained by Sarfaraz Ahmed, lost the first match to India by 124 runs. This tournament was quite challenging for Sarfaraz even as a captain. He was under a lot of pressure. He also mentioned this in Nadir Ali’s podcast.

Sarfaraz was under pressure as captain
Sarfaraz said, “When I played my first match as a captain, I was under a lot of pressure. I didn’t know what would happen next. Playing as a player is a different thing. That’s why when we reached the final, I told only one thing to the players that look we have played cricket like this till now. Such a comeback would have rarely been seen in the history of Pakistan cricket. If we try 100 percent in the final, then the result of the match will come in our favor and it happened later.

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