LONDON: The Pakistan cricket team on Sunday, came out on top with a commendable all-round performance as they defeated the boys in blue – Team India by 180 runs at The Oval to lift their maiden Champions Trophy title.
In a country where Cricket is a religion, there were mixed reactions that poured out on social networking sites by fans, celebrities and even sports persons alike. Despite the heavy loss, Captain Virat Kohli had a smile on his face as he congratulated the winners saying, “I want to congratulate Pakistan, they had an amazing tournament, the way they turned things around, speak volumes for the talent they have. They proved it again, they can upset anyone on their day, disappointing for us but I have a smile on my face because we played well to reach the final.”
It seems that the win also impressed a number of Bollywood stars who were quick to congratulate team Pakistan. Sars like Ranveer Singh, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Sushmita Sen, Anupam Kher, Rishi Kapoor and many more, took to Twitter to share their congratulatory messages to the winner and also cheer team India on for the good game.
Meanwhile, Pak’s win didn’t seem to go down too well with a certain section of Indian fans, who resorted to breaking television sets on the streets of Ahmedabad.
— BombayTimes (@bombaytimes) June 18, 2017
— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) June 18, 2017
Congratulations Pakistan!!!! 👍❤️ you brought your best game to the Finals!!All rounded brilliance no doubt!!!😇👏 A blessed Ramadan indeed!!🙏😊
— sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen) June 18, 2017
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) June 18, 2017
Congratulations Team Pakistan. Undoubtedly, the better side today in all departments.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) June 18, 2017
🇮🇳 lost the cricket but won in hockey against 🇵🇰 Congratulations Team India and congratulations Team Pakistan 🇵🇰 sport is a great leveller!
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) June 18, 2017
Congratulations Team Pakistan 🇵🇰- Great Game & a fabulous comeback in the tournament. #ChampionsTrophyFinal
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) June 18, 2017
Congrats Pak-played a helluva final👏🏾Some brilliant teams hav lost finals recently..Juve,Cavs & now Team India-funky sorta season.. #INDvPAK
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) June 18, 2017
In sports there is always a winner and loser. Today pakistan was the better team well played. I am sure india will come back much stronger.
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) June 18, 2017
Congratulations to the Pakistan team on winning the Champions Trophy. The better team on the day. Chin up team India, we still #BleedBlue
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) June 18, 2017