FAKHAR ZAMAN is awarded the Man of the Match for his sensational century in the pressure game. SHIKHAR DHAWAN wins the Golden Bat Award for scoring 338 runs in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
Mickey Arthur says that he is proud of his players and they have achieved something incredible. Adds that they aren’t as consistent as other teams but have a fantastic group of players. Informs that qualifying for the 2019 World Cup was their first aim and now they have got enough points in their kitty.
Imad Wasim says that winning the trophy is unbelievable and that too an ICC event, nothing gets better than it. Thanks the supporters for their support throughout the tournament. Ends by saying that the captaincy was superb.
Mohammad Amir says that it was about team work and everyone played well. Adds that the win against South Africa was the game-changer.
Mohammad Hafeez says that their openers set up the platform for them. Adds that he wanted to express himself and wanted to do something for the nation. Ends by saying that there was something missing to inspire the country and this will lift the whole nation up.
339 was a steep target but no one would have ruled out India with the firepower they possess with the bat. Pakistan, however, came out in the second innings with the same determination and it was quite visible on the field. Mohammad Amir and Junaid Khan made the ball talk with the former sending the Indian top order back in the hut in a jiffy.