And the new Champions of the ICC Champions Trophy is Pakistan. They started their tournament as an 8th-ranked team and lost their first game to India. Whether be it playing on the cricket field or their captain’s spoken English, this team received a hell lot of humiliation on the social media. But they didn’t take those in their minds. Sarfraz Ahmed and Co. made a massive comeback in the very next game and then they didn’t look back after that. They beat South Africa in their second game and then, defeated Sri Lanka to enter the semi-finals.

They faced England in the semis and also send them back home. Finally, it was India again to play against in the Finals. Despite a lot of pressure, they maintained their cool and stepped into the Oval for the final showdown. And by the nd of the day, they made an exit becoming the new King of Cricket.

Pakistan defeated the defending champions by a huge margin of 180 runs and after receiving that shiny WHITE BLAZER as a memento, they lifted the trophy for the very first time in the history of cricket.

Apart from the main trophy, there were several more awards which were distributed in post-match presentation.

Former English Captain Nasser Hossain hosted the event while veteran cricketers like Sourav Ganguly, Ricky Ponting and Rod Tucker were present as chief guests.

Here’s the awards list:

Player of the Tournament: Hasan Ali – 13 wickets in 5 matches | Awarded with a Wrist Watch | Received from Sourav Ganguly

Player of the Match: Fakhar Zaman – 114 of 106 balls | Awarded with a Trophy and a Wrist Watch | Received from Sourav Ganguly

Golden Bat (Highest Scorer of the Tournament): Shikhar Dhawan – 338 runs in 5 matches | Received from Ricky Ponting

Golden Ball (Highest Wicket Taker in the Tournament): Hasan Ali – 13 wickets in 5 matches | Received from Sourav Ganguly

Mementoes to the Match officials for good conduct:

M Erasmus

R Kettleborough

Rod Tucker

Kumara Dharmasena

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan Team

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