Pakistan’s euphoric victory over rivals India was almost like a fairytale. Beating their neighbours by 180 runs, the men in green took home the Pakistan cricket team’s first ever ICC Champions Trophy.
Written off by everyone, the Pakistan team bounced back after their first loss in the tournament to be crowned champions. The players and fans celebrated the win — something they had been waiting a long time for — in style. From fireworks to Hasan Ali’s infamous wicket celebration, here are the 13 most heartwarming pictures from the win.
Whatever your age might be, the match against India had everyone captivated
“You can take cricket out of Pakistan, but you can’t take Pakistan out of cricket”
27-year old Fakhar Zaman celebrates his first ODI century
Mohammad Amir celebrates his important wicket against Indian captain Virat Kohli
Hasan Ali celebrates in his signature style as he sends off India’s Ravichandran Ashwin
The moment of victory!
Fans go crazy – in the stadium and at home!
A moment to remember: Men in green and white take a selfie
The trophy is finally coming home!!!