ISLAMABAD – Pakistan thrashed India by 180 runs to win the Champions Trophy 2017 at The Oval. The cricket team was congratulated and showered with praise by political, sports and entertainment personalities.
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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif who watched the match at his office wearing a Pakistan team jersey, all congratulated the team on winning the Champions Trophy. “The nation is proud of their cricket team,” said the Pakistan Muslim League.
PM Sharif delivered a message from Saudi Arabia to congratulate the cricket. ” Pakistan cricket team. Well Played, Well done,” he said in a brief message.
— PML(N) (@pmln_org) June 18, 2017
Army Chief General Qammar Javed Bajwa congratulated the team and announced Umrah for the entire cricket team. “Nothing beats ‘Team Work’, Pakistan is a team against every threat,” the COAS was quoted saying by the Inter-Services Public Relations.
COAS congrats Team Pakistan & nation. Announces Umrah for team.
"Nothing beats 'Team Work', Pakistan is a team against every threat" COAS.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) June 18, 2017
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan also congratulated the cricket team for winning CT 2017. He prayed the team always achieves such success.
“Pakistan have defeated India to become #CT17 champions. Now the whole nation awaits the defeat of the corrupt mafia,” he asserted in another tweet.
Congratulations to Team Pakistan on their great performance in winning #CT17 And how wonderful to watch Fakhar's raw talent in action.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 18, 2017
What a glorious win. Alhamdulillah. Good job team Pakistan and especially the skipper Sarfaraz. Well deserved win Green Shirts.
— Pervez Khattak (@PervezKhattakCM) June 18, 2017
— CMHouseSindh (@SindhCMHouse) June 18, 2017
Congratulations Team Pakistan; you make us all very proud. PM pic.twitter.com/6pg1MBLcit
— Pervez Musharraf (@P_Musharraf) June 18, 2017
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) June 18, 2017
— Bakhtawar B-Zardari (@BakhtawarBZ) June 18, 2017
Jeet Mubarik Pakistan Team! Jeet Mubarik Pakistan Qom!#PakvInd
— Sardar Ayaz Sadiq (@AyazSadiq122) June 18, 2017
— Misbah Ul Haq (@captainmisbahpk) June 18, 2017
Wow wow wow unbelievable performance by team green. It feels like deja'vu after winning the 1992 WCup. I am over the moon #PakistanZindabad
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) June 18, 2017
Take a bow Pakistan … never doubted your form and my gut feeling..
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) June 18, 2017
This performance will be remembered long by both Indian and Pakistani fans 🙂 Pakistan 've made this #CT17 truly memorable
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) June 18, 2017