Cricketers around the globe took to social media to congratulate Portugal after their famous 1-0 win over France in the Euro Cup final to win the European Championship for the first time in its history and all this without superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
Portugal were in big trouble when Cristiano Ronaldo was stretchered off injured.
French player Dimitri Payet’s heavy challenge floored the Real Madrid in the first quarter of the game. After getting the treatment he returned on the pitch with his left leg bandaged only to be stretchered off with tears in his eyes. The scene brought back the memories of 2004 Euro final, when a young Ronaldo could not stop crying after losing to Greece.
Leaving the setback behind, Portugal regrouped and thanks to some heroic goalkeeping from Rui Patricio took the game into extra time before Eder struck with 11 minutes to go.
Let us see the cricketers’ reactions to the famous win:
— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) July 10, 2016
— James Taylor (@jamestaylor20) July 10, 2016
Roshaan's team won Well done Portugal .. CHAMPIONS EURO CUP.. 🏐🏆 @ Hilton Brighton Metropole https://t.co/oH6Ufpsj2B
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) July 10, 2016
And the haters will say he wasn't even on the field. Gold medal mentality!!!! @Cristiano
— Wayne Parnell (@WayneParnell) July 10, 2016
Remarkable appointment by Portugal to announce @Cristiano as manager during extra time …
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 10, 2016
— David Miller (@DavidMillerSA12) July 10, 2016
Portugal Portugal ⚽⚽⚽🏆🏆🏆
— Daren Sammy (@darrensammy88) July 10, 2016