Indian cricket team faced humiliating defeat at the hands of Pakistan in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 cricket tournament. After the defeat, disappointed Indian skipper Virat Kohli, being a true sportsperson, praised Pakistani team members for their brilliant all-round performance. Virat Kohli also said that the green brigade can upset any team on their day.

But, when Virat Kohli raveled why was smiling while congratulating his arch rivals for a thoroughly deserved victory, he won everyone’s heart. While address the post match press conference Virat Kohli said: “I have a smile on my face because I am very proud of the boys the way they played throughout the tournament.”

Virat Kohli said Pakistani players were more intense and passionate in the final which also helped them outplay the India team in every department of the game.

“It was disappointing. Congos to Pakistan. The way they turned things around, it was amazing. They can upset anyone on their day,” the Indian skipper said, adding “Credit to Pakistan. They outplayed us. They were more intense and more passionate.”

“With the ball, we could have had more wicket-taking opportunities. Sometimes, the opposition does play very well. Even with the ball, they were very aggressive,” he added.

This was the first Champions Trophy title for Pakistan. The south Asian nation claimed their third ICC tournament, having earlier won the 50-over World Cup in 1992 and the World Twenty20 in 2009.

Put in to bat, Pakistan rode on a century by opener Fakhar Zaman to post a massive total of 338/4 in the allotted 50 overs.

In reply, India were all out for 158 runs in 30.3 overs.