Afridi terms Pakistan's win historic, stresses importance of consistency

Sarfraz Ahmed :Hope teams will now come and play in Pakistan

Champions Trophy could face the chop for World T20 tournament

Indian police have arrested 15 people, mostly youngsters, in the central state of Madhya Pradesh and charged them with sedition, allegedly for cheering for the Pakistani cricket team during Sunday's Champions Trophy finals, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

The Indian captain also said that the Pakistani team was more intense and passionate yesterday and they deserved to win.

Pakistan Army has mocked India after the country's resounding victory in the Champions Trophy cricket final, sharing photos of celebrations in restive Balochistan with a caption "To whom it may concern' Lay off".

Pakistan, who will aim for more ODI glory in England at the 2019 World Cup, looked anything but tournament winners after their opening loss.

Pakistan on Sunday dominated with both bat and ball to thrash a rather off-colour India by 180 runs and lift the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.

Pakistan has gained four points to move to 95 points as their wins over higher-ranked opponents in the tournament included the one in the final against India and an eight-wicket semi-final victory over England. "We now have two years to identify a squad we want to take forward and give them enough game time". "They are world class players for a long time".

Set to score 339 for a win, India were bowled out for 158 by the 31st over.

According to PTI, Pakistan's limited over skipper was already made captain when Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan and Najam Sethi were in England for the final of the ICC Champions Trophy.

"This has been happening for several years, whenever there is an India-Pakistan match".

"Credit to them, they outplayed us in all departments". With a 10-team World Cup we're hoping to increase the competitiveness of matches and the standard of the tournament as a whole.

From the redemption of Mohammed Amir, to the fairytale of Hassan Ali and Fakhar Zaman, and the excellent captaincy by Sarfraz Ahmed, Pakistan cricket proved once again why you can simply never rule them out.

"We've got a group of young players who are fantastic".

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