The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 has almost come to the climax and the picture of the final two teams was decided. And the race for the Champions Trophy 2017 title between these two teams will be interesting to see who makes it big in the final match.
Every time India and Pakistan come face to face to play a cricket match, cricket Fans of India die for watching the match anytime. And at last, the big moment of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 has arrived. Cricket match between Indian and Pakistan national teams has been considered as the mother of all cricket matches till date.
Sunday 18th June is going to be a big day for the Indian nationals and Pakistan as being a holiday it is considered that a maximum number of people and all the cricket fans across the globe are expected to stick to their homes and place of livings.
But ahead of the big final between India and Pakistan at the Oval in London, former Pakistan opener Aamer Sohail has created a storm by inferring Pakistan have reached the final due to ‘external factors’.
Speaking to a Pakistan news channel, Sohail stated that the team captained by Sarfraz Ahmed have no reason to rejoice as it is the external factors that have helped them into the final on Sunday. Pakistan had beaten England in a surprising result to book their place in the final.
Sohail, remembered most iconically for his confrontation with Venkatesh Prasad in the 1996 World Cup, said,
“Sarfraz needs to be told that you have not done anything great. Someone has helped you win the game. There is no reason for you (Sarfraz) to be so happy. We all know what happens behind the scenes. Don’t wish to get into the details on who won them the games. If asked, I will say that the prayers of the fans and God has won them the games. They have been brought to the final due to external factors and not based on on-field performance. The boys now need to be level-headed and focus on playing good cricket.”
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Pakistan had beaten England in the semi-final in what came as a stunning reversal of fortunes and events after the hosts had begun the tournament with three straight wins in the group stages. On the other hand, Pakistan needed plenty of luck on their side to get past South Africa under D/L method and then Sri Lanka’s terrible fielding in the virtual quarterfinal handed them the passage into the knockout stages.
Pakistan has made their first foray into a Champions Trophy final and are looking to add to their previous ICC titles in 1992 World Cup and 2009 World T20.