Following the victory, India skipper Virat Kohli admitted that they were totally outplayed by their Pakistani counterparts, and once again reiterated that Pakistan can upset any team in the world on their day.
“I want to congratulate the Pakistan team and their fans, I think they really had an amazing tournament. The way they turned things around for themselves speaks volumes of the talent that they have in their side,” said Kohli in the post-match press conference.
The Team India leader also added, “They (Pakistan) proved it again today, they can upset anyone on their day. They had to earn their win, credit to them they outplayed us today in all departments. This is what happens in this sport.”
While Kohli conceded that it was a great achievement from his team’s part to reach the final, he also couldn’t hide his disappointment which was clearly visible through his fading smiles.
“Disappointing for us as a team to lose the final but I have a smile on my face because I’m very proud of how we played in this tournament.
“Reaching the final you obviously have to have a good tournament which the boys have pulled off. You can’t take anyone lightly, we never take anyone lightly, we gave it our best shot but they were just more intense and more passionate on the day.”
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com