The war of words between former India cricketer Virender Sehwag and former Pakistan wicket-keeper Rashid Latif has been an ongoing process through the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. On Sunday, when Pakistan, who entered the tournament as World No. 8, outclassed India by 180 runs to lift the title, Latif decided to end the debate between him and Sehwag in a calm manner. He posted a video on YouTube, where he congratulated the Pakistan cricket team for their massive win, but also had good words for Team India.
“Would like to congratulate Pakistan cricket team for the massive victory. There is no answer to this win. It is itself a big reply. India and Pakistan should play together as Asia is the biggest market for the world. Tournaments like Ashes or any other tournaments are not big than India-Pakistan matches,” Latif said.
The green shirts set up a daunting 339-run target with a loss of four wickets for the men in blue, but Indian batting collapsed under a calculated bowling attack, with all men out for just 158 runs in the 31st over.
The score is Pakistan’s second-highest against India. The last time Pakistan beat India was in 2009 ─ also during a Champions Trophy match.