Virat Kohli Congratulates Pakistan on ICC Champions Trophy Win

By Dhanu Delphi on June 19, 2017

The ICC Champions Trophy has ended. After a number of excellent games, India made it to the final but ended the tournament in second place. Pakistan won the match by 180 runs. The final score was 338/4 in 50 overs for Pakistan and 158 in 30.3 overs for India.

Despite having lost to its arch-rival, the Indian team acknowledged that Pakistan played well. Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper, congratulated the ICC Champions Trophy winners.

Kohli said: “I want to congratulate the Pakistan team and their fans first. I think they had an amazing tournament. They proved they can upset anyone on their day.”

The Indian team captain further commented: “A disappointing day but I have a smile on my face because of the way we played across the tournament. They were more intense and passionate on the day. You can always look at things in hindsight, and sometimes you just have to stand there and admire the way the opposition played. Credit to them, they did well in all three departments. We need to move forward and learn from our mistakes.”

Indian Players Feature in Top Batting Statistics

Shikhar Dhawan from India made the most runs at 338. Rohit Sharma, from India, came second with 304, and Tamim Iqbal, from Bangladesh, made 293 runs.

The most 50s were scored by Virat Kohli from India with three half centuries. Azhar Ali from Pakistan also scored three half centuries during the tournament and India’s Shikhar Dhawan scored two half centuries.

Shikhar Dhawan also took first place for the most centuries with one century. Rohit Sharma, from India, and Tamim Iqbal from Bangladesh also attained one century each.

India’s Hardik Pandya hit the highest number of sixes with 10 sixes throughout the tournament, and Shikhar Dhawan hit the most fours with 44 fours in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.