After constantly criticising Pakistani cricketers for their poor performance over the past few months, players - current and former alike - praised the team for their emphatic seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka.
Left-arm fast bowler Wahab Riaz, whose injury kept him out of the Sri Lankan series but did not stop him from being glued to the screen as his teammates battled it out against the Lankan's, wrote:
Welldone team Pakistan . Awesome performance wht a great series win. U guys rock . Love u all— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) July 22, 2015
Cricket expert, and right-arm offbreak bowler, Saqlain Mushtaq also praised the team via social media:
Congratulations to the team great win.— Saqlain Mushtaq (@Saqlain_Mushtaq) July 22, 2015
Stars of last night's convincing win also wrote on Twitter:
Congratulation to all Pakistan fans & supporters 2 win this important series & well done to all team mates..stay together & keep winning..— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) July 22, 2015
Congratulation to the whole nation for this memorable win !! Total team effort !Hope to continue this momentum in the upcoming games as wel.— Ahmad Shahzad 🇵🇰 (@iamAhmadshahzad) July 22, 2015
Mohammad Irfan, who took three wickets in fourth ODI, also credited the team:
T20 captain- the much adored 'Boom Boom' of cricket- also applauded the team by saying:
The captain, Azhar Ali, dedicated the win to the entire nation as he wrote:
This series win is the Eid gift to the people Pakistan from Pakistan cricket team. love u all and stay blessed👏👏👏— Azhar Ali (@AzharAli_) July 22, 2015
He also congratulated Shahzad on his man of the match performance:
Will Pakistan take their winning momentum forward to secure the final match or will Sri Lanka bounce back to make the series 3-2? The answer will be revealed on Sunday at Hambantota.