The jinx is finally over. Pakistan have beaten India in a World Cup encounter, bringing jubilation to the entire country.
Skipper Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan cruised the run-chase without any hassle after they restricted arch-rivals to 151/7.
Pacer Shaheen Shah started the proceedings for Pakistan in some fashion after skipper Babar Azam opted to field first. He trapped India's vice-captain Rohit Sharma for a golden duck and rattled KL Rahul's stumps in his following over as India were teetering at 6/2.
Personalities from all spheres of life took to Twitter to express their feeling on this historic occasion.
Soon after Pakistan crossed the line, Prime Minister Imran Khan felicitated the team.
Congratulations to the Pakistan Team & esp to Babar Azam who led from the front, as well as to the brilliant performances of Rizwan & Shaheen Afridi. The nation is proud of you all. pic.twitter.com/ygoOVTu37l— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 24, 2021
"Congratulations to the Pakistan Team & esp[ecially] to Babar Azam who led from the front, as well as to the brilliant performances of Rizwan & Shaheen Afridi. The nation is proud of you all," the premier wrote.
President Dr Arif Alvi also congratulated Pakistan cricket team over their 10 wicket victory against India.
Tremendous batting by Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam. What a pleasure to see total dominance. Going towards a good ending.— Dr. Arif Alvi (@ArifAlvi) October 24, 2021
In a tweet on social media platform Twitter, he said, “Congratulations Green Shirts. Total Wipeout. A win by 10 wickets. You make us proud. A good match. Tremendous batting by Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam. What a pleasure to see total dominance. Going towards a good ending.”
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa lauded the outstanding performance and comprehensive win against India.
COAS congratulates Pakistan Cricket Team for outstanding performance and comprehensive win against India in ICC T 20 World Cup Match. “Pakistan Cricket Team has made us all proud”— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) October 24, 2021
CJCSC & Services Chiefs congratulate Pakistan Cricket Team for historic win against India in ICC T20 World Cup.— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) October 24, 2021
Congratulations Green Shirts. Total Wipeout. A win by 10 wickets. You make us proud. A good match.— Dr. Arif Alvi (@ArifAlvi) October 24, 2021
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ramiz Raja also lauded the efforts of the boys, saying that the journey had just begun.
Alhamdolilla…It’s the first one, the most magnificent one but remember journey has just begun.. such a proud moment for all Pakistanis and thank you boys for providing us this moment to cherish.#PakistanZindabad— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) October 24, 2021
PCB, on its official Twitter handle, shared the "perfect" selfie, taken earlier by chief destroyer Shaheen Afridi.
The PERFECT selfie!! 😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/UO8wJXdRdN— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) October 24, 2021
Spirit of Cricket!! 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/pH6UfrRcKf— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) October 24, 2021
Planning and Special Initiatives Minister Asad Umar advised not to let Indians go without offer them "tea".
Babar Azam's father couldn't hold his emotions.
One-sided 10 wicket T20I win by Pakistan against India in the T20I World Cup. Pakistan and India have played 200 International matches and Pakistan lead India 87-70 (38 drawn, 1 tie, 4 nr). Sri Lanka won, Pakistan won and India lost. Fantastic Sunday!🇱🇰🇵🇰 #KingBabar👑 #Cricket— Daniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) October 24, 2021
Brilliant cricket by Pakistan. No ifs, no buts. They were aggressive from the first to the last ball. Top team today #IndvsPak— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) October 24, 2021
What a convincing & resounding victory Team Pakistan! Well done Champs 💚👏🇵🇰— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) October 24, 2021
Kia match tha ... ke dono teamoon ka koi match hi nahi tha … Mubarak to all of you :) well done, Team Green 🇵🇰 👏— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) October 24, 2021
PAKISTAN FANS YEH HAI AAP KA MAUKA.— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) October 24, 2021
BELIEVE!! SO PROUD OF MY TEAM. THIS IS FOR YOU PAKISTAN. THIS IS FOR ALL THOSE FANS WHO HAVE SUPPORTED US THROUGH THE GOOD AND BAD TIMES. #PakistanZindabad #Pak #T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/0tWhLGO0OY
راولپنڈی لال حویلی سے پاکستان نے بھارت کو عبرت ناک شکست پر پوری قومی کرکٹ ٹیم اور پاکستانی عوام کو جیت مبارک ہو. آج پورا پاکستان زندہ باد سے گونج اٹھا.— Sheikh Rashid Ahmed (@ShkhRasheed) October 24, 2021
🇵🇰🎉🎊#PakistanZindabad #PakvsIndia @GovtofPakistan @ImranKhanPTI pic.twitter.com/rx2nDOBXD8
More images from Lal chowk Srinagar.— Syed Sammer Abbas (سید ثمر عباس) (@SammerAbbas) October 24, 2021
They love Pakistanis more than a pakistani citizen. https://t.co/DGRZyGI4sS
Massive game, massive victory and a massive congratulations to everyone in Pakistan team and to the whole nation 👏🏻 Well done skipper @babarazam258, @iMRizwanPak and @iShaheenAfridi👍🏼 #PakistanZindabad #PakVsInd pic.twitter.com/Q1010Eed0m— Sohail Tanveer (@sohailmalik614) October 24, 2021
Ok Pakistan, we see you👀👀👀👀👀. Top class performance today.— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) October 24, 2021
Congratulations Team Pakistan... A wonderful acheivement. pic.twitter.com/o6stYOv8Yz— Jam Kamal Khan (@jam_kamal) October 24, 2021
What a statement Pakistan just made in the #ICCT20WorldCup2021 Now favourites in my opinion after that emphatic win over India. Just a super all round & impressive performance. Babar Azam continues to enhance his reputation as one of the best batters in the world in all forms !!— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) October 24, 2021
Alham du Lillah 🤲🏼 Historic victory for the ppl of Pakistan 🇵🇰 & fans of Pakistan cricket around the world. Way to go boys 🏆 In Shaa Allah pic.twitter.com/IUB3abYtmq— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) October 24, 2021
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