Karachi: Ranked number 8 in the ODI rankings ahead of the tournament, not given a chance by many, Sarfraz Ahmed side stunned the cricketing fraternity as they clinched their maiden ICC Champions Trophy title on Sunday at The Oval in London.
After Fakhar Zaman scored a breathtaking hundred, Mohammad Amir dashed Virat Kohli-led India’s plans to defend the trophy they won four years ago under MS Dhoni.
While Pakistan continue to get plaudits for their performance from across the globe; even from Team India and cricket lovers from India, a Pakistani TV anchor Aamir Liaquat went berserk and targeted former and current Indian cricketers, Rishi Kapoor, PM Narendra Modi and also took the “baap-beta” analogy head on following Pakistan’s win on Sunday.
“Indian mothers will tell stories of this day to their kids that be afraid when Pakistan comes. When Pakistan team arrives, it returns with 180-run win,” said Liaquat on his current affairs show titled ‘Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga’ on BOL News.
He did not spare Bollywood star Rishi Kapoor who had taken a dig at Pakistan Cricket Board asking them to send a cricket team and not a hockey or kho kho team.
“Kapoors will now know who the father is. We have shown India and the Kapoors that Pakistan was born on August 14 and hence, the Father’s Day belongs to us. We showed Baap baap hotaa hai aur paap paap hota hai,” he said.
While Liaquat has taken on quite a few Indians, some big names from Pakistan have praised Virat Kohli for his sportsmanship and being graceful after the defeat. The Indian skipper had praised the Pakistani side for the stunning around in the post-match presentation ceremony and in the press conference after the final.
"I want to congratulate Pakistan, they had an amazing tournament, the way they turned things around, speak volumes for the talent they have,” Kohli had at the post-match presentation ceremony.
"They proved it again, they can upset anyone on their day, disappointing for us but I have a smile on my face because we played well to reach the final," added the Indian skipper....