Celebrations everywhere as Pakistan wins Champions Trophy
Dawn.com Published June 19, 2017
- It all started with Sarfaraz lifting the trophy at the podium
- Memorable victory laps at the Oval followed
- The team had a locker room party
- The party followed the team back to the hotel
- When Pakistani fans interrupted a live Al-Jazeera broadcast
- The English police couldn't resist joining the Pakistani parade
- Fireworks in Birmingham marked the victory
- The Pakistani women's cricket team cheered the team on through their rampage
- A celebratory rally started off at Karachi's Teen Talwar
- Fans could not control their emotions
- Even the Army chief was watching!
- Great to see good sports all around!
Moments after the Pakistan cricket team won the Champions Trophy after defeating India at the Oval, videos of celebrations poured in showing the team celebrating its victory.
Memorable scenes of jubilation were uploaded widely on the internet. Here's a round-up of the team and its fans celebrating their conquest:
It all started with Sarfaraz lifting the trophy at the podium
Memorable victory laps at the Oval followed
The team had a locker room party
The party followed the team back to the hotel
When Pakistani fans interrupted a live Al-Jazeera broadcast
The English police couldn't resist joining the Pakistani parade
Fireworks in Birmingham marked the victory
The Pakistani women's cricket team cheered the team on through their rampage
A celebratory rally started off at Karachi's Teen Talwar
Fans could not control their emotions
Even the Army chief was watching!
Great to see good sports all around!
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Philosopher (from Japan)
Jun 19, 2017 01:27am
Pakistan zindabad. Sarfraz dhoka nahi deta. Thank you Sarfraz you made it.
Tariq from Canada
Jun 19, 2017 02:18am
Congratulation to whole nation specially to the players who played tremendously well. Good news for Pakistan after long time. Keep it up boys.
Jun 19, 2017 02:28am
Never really supported Pakistan team before. Not because of the politics but for their lack of approach on field. But boy oh boy, what a game. What a performance. They deserve every bit of happiness coming their way. Now I can proudly say I'm a fan of Pakistan cricket team. And is there any way I can be a member or something for hassan alis fan group ??
Jun 19, 2017 02:54am
Congratulation to whole Pakistan.
Jun 19, 2017 03:07am
Pakistan (6th) below India (3rd) in ICC men's ODI team rankings.
Jun 19, 2017 03:21am
O Pakistan what have you done. You broke the hearts of 1.2 billion people. Ok jokes aside, commiserations to the champion indian team. It had to happened one day
Jun 19, 2017 03:24am
Wow!!! We enjoy each and every victory but the victory against India is just something else!
Jun 19, 2017 03:29am
Government must promote games and take care of the players.
Jun 19, 2017 03:29am
Jun 19, 2017 03:41am
I think everyone was shocked by David beating Goliath. I think even Indian players felt bad For us , Yet happy For us , can't play in IPL , can't play home matches , spot / match fixing issues , hardly anyone of our players playing county cricket , Or high level cricket ... quite an achievement indeed .
Jun 19, 2017 03:44am
Great achievement by Pakistani cricket team. This will increase moral and confidence of Pakistan's cricket team. congratulation.
Jun 19, 2017 04:03am
Congratulations Pakistan. Virat is a good sport. Indian media needs to take a step back and stop criticizing Virat for choosing to field first.
Jun 19, 2017 04:13am
Hearty congratulations....now move on :)
Jun 19, 2017 04:16am
Pakistani nation again united and celebrates in every city.
Jun 19, 2017 04:31am
Nice to see Pak and Indian players mingling in and enjoying a lighthearted moment in the last video. Good to see sportsmanship.
Jun 19, 2017 04:34am
great things are happening, heartiest congratulations to Pakistan and the nation. Let the good things keep coming. I am hoping for a historical outcome of Panama papers and every looter is put behind bars and the glories are returned to Pakistan Ameen
Jun 19, 2017 05:01am
So much happy for Pakistan. lots of love from Bangladesh
Jun 19, 2017 05:02am
so much happy for Pakistan .well played.lots of love from Bangladesh
Jun 19, 2017 05:48am
Last video makes me smile a where pak ind players just chilling have fun.
Jun 19, 2017 05:52am
Loved the sports an ship shown by Virat Kholi, loved every bit of his attitude and speech....Salute...and Congrats my Love Pakistan Team
Jun 19, 2017 06:24am
Wow! What great scenes! Wish I was back home.still celebrated with my friends in NYC.# TEAM OF DESTINY. Thanks DAWN for these great videos.
Jun 19, 2017 06:24am
Seeing Kohli and Yuvraj laughing with Pakistani players sums up the true spirit of the game between the two sides. You fought on the field and afterwards you are friends. One team obviously has to lose, but accept defeat and move. Excellent by Kohli and Yuvraj. Wish people from both countries act the same way and get rid of animosity.
Jun 19, 2017 06:54am
That was a great win. Well played and a well deserved win. With love from India. That's the spirit of game. This match taught us,that if you have self determination and the right mind set you can achieve anything.
Jun 19, 2017 08:08am
I never lost hope on my TEAM. World has witnessed that Pakistan is the best
Jun 19, 2017 08:49am
This is my Pakistan
Jun 19, 2017 08:59am
Congratulations to Pakistani cricket team and its people. They pulled off amazing victory not only for them for their public. Their victory has been exceptional for many reasons as very limited resources, contradictory environment, belligerent public opinion and playing against best rated teams, they displayed the incredible spirit of resurgence and showed how dismembered belief can be assimilated that defines the impregnable union. Great work.
Jun 19, 2017 09:06am
Congratulations Pakistani Bro.
Jun 19, 2017 09:13am
Team Pakistan showed that it's not ego-trip but hard work and professionalism that matters in cricket. Congrats to Team Pakistan for a smashing victory of 180 runs against India. Probably India deserved a defeat and Pakistan a taste of victory.
Jun 19, 2017 09:28am
Gradually cricket is losing charm. Zimbabwe ,Kenya and other teams are not playing. Number of countries playing cricket is coming down. I felt Pakistan is also following same path , but no , Pakistan's win will revive cricket in Pakistan , team will be confident again. Hope to see some good cricket from Pakistan.
Jun 19, 2017 09:39am
Congratulation all the Pakistanis on winning this big game, boys really played well. Fantastic cricket from Pakistan Team.
Jun 19, 2017 09:56am
Whats up with Ahmed Shehzad?
Shiva from India
Jun 19, 2017 10:31am
Shabash Pakistan, You deserve the win. Congrats!
Jun 19, 2017 10:52am
@Philosopher (from Japan) : Neither did Aamer!
Jun 19, 2017 11:16am
@M. Emad its okay if this stings Emad Bhai. Pakistan won and India showed true sportsmanship.
Jun 19, 2017 11:18am
Everday is not the same!
Jun 19, 2017 11:19am
Congratulations MEN. It is outrageous that the men of the sporting teams and the military are called 'boys'. We need to grow out of the colonial mentality where the term 'boy' was used to put down people. Just like a 12 year old girl might address a 65 year old slave as 'boy' to 'keep him in his place'. Learn to RESPECT !! It is men and women; NOT boys and girls.
Jun 19, 2017 11:46am
@Balaji Right balaji, ABSOLUTLEY RIGHT, chasing score of 340 was not too big for present form of team india, overconfidence has taken a toll, pakistani bowlers deserves big big and very big round of appalouse
Fowzul Aleem Farook
Jun 19, 2017 12:18pm
World Cup was lifted by Imran Khan in the month of Ramazan and ICC cup also in the holy month of Ramazan by Sarfraz what a coincidence.
Jun 19, 2017 12:18pm
I still feel, that I am dreaming! When Pakistan reached final, I was praying to avoid another humiliation from Indian team. Its reversed. its India team, which is clinically outclassed. Mubarak Pakistan team
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad
Jun 19, 2017 12:52pm
Great show by the green-shirts against the arch rivals. Keep it up and hang on tough. Refrain from getting complacent in the days to come. Stay calm and move on please.
Jun 19, 2017 12:53pm
What a match!!! Congrats Pakistan, love you CHAMPZZZ!!!!!!
Jun 19, 2017 01:15pm
India pak should learn frim us canada One people 2 nations. Free trade and free movement. Stop blowing billions on defence
Jun 19, 2017 01:44pm
Congrats to Pakistan. Hope Bangladesh can win the next championship.
Jun 19, 2017 02:27pm
WOW !!!! What a performance by young Pakistan team. As a die hard cricket love, it was sad that we lost . But full credit to Pakistan cricket team and theor meteoric rise. Enjoy the moment !!! Well done team India in reaching finals. Tough luck this time and Best of luck next time. We are with you always.
Jun 19, 2017 03:07pm
well played Pakistan team,you deserve this happy moment and enjoy to its fullest. To India my team,hard day guys,but we also need to think,how good are our spin bowlers in not so spin friendly conditions.That apart proud of you to play all round good cricket to reach the final.
Jun 19, 2017 04:46pm
A BIG CONGRATULATION to Pakistan, they have outclassed us in every field of game.
Jun 19, 2017 11:00pm
Congratulation to All Pakistani Fans. You deserve this trophy. We did not well, may be next time. I am sad for our loss but equally happy to see a spirited Pakistan team. Today's match showed the real talent of your team. Sarfaraz, I am proud of you and hate those people who commented on your English. Our mother tongue is not English , so you are good. You are a very good sportsman like MS Dhoni. I really want to see more cricket between two countries which might help us stay together without any boundary.
Jun 20, 2017 09:34am
AWESOME video snaps DAWN. This just made my day. God bless Team GREEN. God bless Pakistan.
Jun 20, 2017 02:42pm
Afridi once said...Indians do not have big heart! Just to remind him, we have even bigger Heart!
Jun 20, 2017 06:04pm
@M. Emad your team got thrashed infront of 1.5 billion viewers, we took the championship cup, india got cleaned bowled and went home empty handed. Now what were you saying about rankings.?
Rev. Eldrick Lal
Jun 20, 2017 08:54pm
Proud of our team for this historical victory
Jun 21, 2017 03:26am
This victory goes to show that effective leaders deliver results. I hope Pakistan government will also get effective leaders soon. Thank you Sarfraz, you lifted Pakistan over the boundary at a time when there was not much to cheer.
With Love from Malaysia
Jun 21, 2017 08:02am
Wishing Pakistan Men's Cricket Team & the people of Pakistan a hearty congratulations. Well deserved win. Great job boys. You had us on our feet. Pakistan Zindabad!