India’s Champions Trophy campaign ended in a heartbreaking manner. Virat Kohli and his brigade entered the final of the tournament on the back of some impressive displays and were widely touted as the favourites to lift the trophy by beating Pakistan which was the lowest-ranked side in the tournament.
Moreover, the way India had thrashed Pakistan in their opening game of the tournament, nobody had given the Men in Green a chance to win the match. However, the Sarfraz Ahmed-led side stunned one and all by putting in an inspired performance, beating the defending champions by a whopping margin of 180-runs to lift their maiden Champions Trophy title.
Batting first, Pakistan rode on Fakhar Zaman’s maiden ODI century to post a daunting 338 for four before the Pakistani bowlers led by Mohammad Amir made light work of India’s formidable batting order. Amir sent back the in-form trio of Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli cheaply to leave the Men in Blue reeling at 33 for three. India never looked in contention after those early setbacks and was eventually out for 158 in the 31st over.
This was India’s first defeat to Pakistan in an ICC event since the loss in the 2009 Champions Trophy and it is quite easy to say that the Indian team would have been very disappointed. However, the humiliating loss did not stop the Indian players from displaying a beautiful sportsmanship.
A video posted by the ICC on Twitter showed India skipper Virat Kohli and Yuvraj sharing a light moment with the Pakistani players during the presentation ceremony. Given the enormity of the defeat, everyone was left confused as to what had made the players laugh so hard after the high-octane clash and we seem to have found the answer to that question.
Here is the clip that was posted by ICC:
— ICC (@ICC) June 18, 2017
One can see that Shoaib Malik was gesturing an incident related to a catch. Well, the incident is none other than the story of the comical drop catch that happened due to a misunderstanding between Malik and Saeed Ajmal against West Indies.
Here is the clip of that hilarious misunderstanding between the two Pakistani players: