Sunday Jun 18, 2017
LONDON: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has said that the cricket world should now stop saying that Pakistan cannot beat India in major tournaments.
Talking to media after the team outclassed India to lift the ICC Champions Trophy title 2017, Sarfraz said that the perception about Pakistan team should be changed.
"Everyone was saying that Pakistan can't beat India in major tournaments, we did it today in a remarkable manner to change this perception," a jubilant Sarfraz told media.
"I think people should now stop saying that Pakistan can't beat India in major events," he said.
The wicket-keeper batsman said that the win was important for Pakistan cricket and he would dedicate this title to everyone in Pakistan.
"This is very important for me as a captain and for everyone else as a team. This is very important victory for Pakistan cricket," he said.
"We are forced to play our home matches outside our home, no one thought that we would make it to second stage of the tournament but we defied all odds and defeated every top team in this tournament," he said.
"I want to dedicate this win to everyone in Pakistan," he replied when asked whom he would name this achievement.
The captain also praised the young blood and said that team is in right direction towards preparation of 2019 World Cup.
"Fakhar, Shadab, Hasan.. they all did well and we are heading toward right direction," he said.
"The PSL has helped Pakistan cricket and has produced several talent for country," he added.
The captain also said that it’s high time for other teams to consider visiting Pakistan.