Pakistan cricket team, including captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, walked down the memory lane and got nostalgic while speaking about their incredible 2017 Champions trophy victory in England. Pakistan beat the more fancied India by a massive 180 runs to lift their first ICC trophy in eight years. It was also the first time Pakistan won the Champions Trophy. Pakistan vs England Live Cricket Score 6th ODI Match.
Skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed called it the unforgettable moment of his career. While opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq termed Mohammad Amir’s three deliveries in the final – which cleaned up the Indian top order of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli – as one that changed Pakistan’s course in the final. “Those three deliveries will be remembered forever,” said Imam. The left-handed batsman also compared those three deliveries to Wasim Akram’s spell against England in the 1992 World Cup final. Fakhar Zaman Trolled By Pakistani Fans During CWC 2019 Tie With West Indies In This Video: ‘Fakhar Bhai, Pakode Lana’ (Watch Video).
“The way we entered the trophy, everyone knows Pakistan were number nine side and after that when the champions Trophy finished on 18th June we were the champions. I’ll never forget that moment. I’ll remember it my whole life. People were so happy back home,” (sic) said the skipper ahead of Pakistan’s CWC19 match against England.
Watch Pakistani Players Get Nostalgic As They Recall the 2017 Champions Trophy Triumph:
"I will never forget that moment."
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To coach Mickey Arthur those three weeks were incredible and saved their (he and his staff) jobs. The heavy defeat against India in the first match put our job on the line. “We were getting sacked in the morning” but the performance of the team in the final was absolutely incredible. Shahid Afridi Believes Pakistan Team Will Lift ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Trophy; Former Pak Captain Tweets Motivational Message.
Spinner Imad Wasim was more practical and said that although the victory was memorable. It has already been two years and everything has changed now. He appealed to the team to use that victory as a motivation to perform well in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Chris Woakes Takes a Brilliant Diving Catch to Dismiss Imam-ul-Haq in PAK vs ENG ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match (Watch Video).
But Coach Arthur reinstated that it was a different chapter in Pakistan’s cricket and can never be replicated. "We try to cling onto that famous victory but things have changed and hopefully, we can rewrite another chapter."
Pakistan lost their opening match of CWC 2019 to the West Indies by seven wickets. They next play England at Trent Bridge and have been sent to bat by England skipper Eoin Morgan.