Sarfraz hopes Champions Trophy win bring international cricket to Pak

His economy rate was less than six runs per over.

Virat Kohli, meanwhile, was gracious in defeat.

Sarfraz Ahmed, who led Pakistan to title triumph in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at The Oval on Sunday, has been named as captain of the “Team of ICC Champion Trophy”.

Within three overs, however, their reply was in tatters as Amir produced a devastating spell of bowling.

The economy rate of less than six runs per over, keeping in mind the current ODI rules, is not an issue. With the ball, we could have had a few more wicket-taking opportunities. A testimony to that is a haul of only 9 wickets in his last 10 ODIs across two years.

“Early wickets are never good, especially in a chase. They were more intense and more passionate”, he said.

Fakhar Zaman’s player of the match effort of 114 in the final and 57 in the semifinal has helped him break into the top 100 after just four ODIs as he has gained 58 positions after these two performances to reach 97th rank.

“I think this is something we wanted to do because the millions of people at home were waiting for this”.

Bottom-ranked Pakistan produced a breathtaking display at London s Oval on Sunday in the climax of a tournament featuring the world s top eight one-day worldwide nations.

“We created a combination after the loss against Sri Lanka”. We knew we were better than that. When Pakistan beat India in the final, they had all the reasons in the world to celebrate and they were rejoicing the biggest moment of their cricketing careers on the field thus far.

For the better part of the tournament, the team showed composure, assessed the skipper.

“It’s a young team, credit goes to my boys, this tournament can be a great booster for us”.

“Yeah, it’s always a bad feeling when you get out or the batting doesn’t work collectively, and everyone feels bad about not having contributed to the team in any way”.

Besides the Indian trio, the jury comprising the likes of former English captain Michael Atherton, India’s Sourav Ganguly and Ramiz Raja of Pakistan, among others, selected four Pakistanis, three Englishmen and one from Bangladesh with New Zealand’s Kane Williamson as the 12th man. Everybody loves cricket. Where did the father-son relation come from?

“Hopefully this win, everyone will remember, not just for today, not just for tomorrow, but for a very long, long time”, added the wicket-keeper/batsman.