Pakistan’s cup of joy has well and truly spilt over.
Winning a big championship title in this day and age of social media overdose isn’t quite the same as a glory run 20 years ago, and that was reflected on Twitter, where everyone came out to applaud the performance of Sarfraz Ahmed and his boys on Monday (June 19), a day after their stunning win over India in the Champions Trophy final.
— ICC (@ICC) June 18, 2017
Love you Pakistan team we just love you ..proud moment for every Pakistani .. pic.twitter.com/r41pyD3xLI
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) June 18, 2017
Congratulations ???????? on a wonderful performance today. Absolutely brilliant with both bat and ball. #CT17winners????
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) June 18, 2017
— Misbah Ul Haq (@captainmisbahpk) June 18, 2017
This performance will be remembered long by both Indian and Pakistani fans 🙂 Pakistan 've made this #CT17 truly memorable
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) June 18, 2017
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) June 18, 2017
Pakistan triumphs are always very special because they come against extreme odds. Well done Pakistan cricket ! ????????????#CT17
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) June 18, 2017
— Inzamam ul Haq (@InziTheLegend) June 18, 2017
— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) June 18, 2017
Take a bow Pakistan … never doubted your form and my gut feeling..
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) June 18, 2017
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) June 18, 2017
Brilliant from Pakistan! Embraced aggression, freedom in play. Youth and experience all stood up on the biggest stage! Great scenes.
— Brendon McCullum (@Bazmccullum) June 18, 2017
— Angelo Mathews (@Angelo69Mathews) June 18, 2017
— dinesh chandimal (@chandi_17) June 18, 2017
— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) June 18, 2017
— Saeed Ajmal (@REALsaeedajmal) June 18, 2017
So proud. Pakistan played like winners and now are champions of the world. Tonight belongs to the heroes in the Green and white #bringItHome
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) June 18, 2017
Congratulations Pakistan. Exceptional performance in the final today. #CT17
— Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) June 18, 2017
— Darren Lehmann (@darren_lehmann) June 19, 2017
— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) June 18, 2017
Who's is best…Sarfrazs beautifully fitted white suit jacket or Sergio Garcia's green jacket
— Graham Onions (@BunnyOnions) June 18, 2017
The architects of the win were understandably delirious with joy.
Lahore Lahore Aey , love this celebration ❤️, want to be there ASAP , Missing ???????? Pakistan , pic.twitter.com/G0JCsHYJ2b
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) June 18, 2017
We are the Champions! What a brilliant game of cricket today! Thoroughly enjoyed making my contribution to the… https://t.co/gs4y0nxp1X
— Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) June 18, 2017
— Junaid khan 83 (@JunaidkhanREAL) June 18, 2017
— Imad Wasim (@simadwasim) June 18, 2017
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) June 18, 2017
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) June 19, 2017
— Azhar Ali (@AzharAli_) June 18, 2017
There wasn’t much of note in the Indian performance, but Hardik Pandya’s counter-attacking 43-ball 76 received due acknowledgement.
Thank you bro
See you soon https://t.co/aKBsrHS59m
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) June 19, 2017
@hardikpandya7 seems to have different ideas. How well is he hitting the ball? Outstanding batting
— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) June 18, 2017
Pragyan Ojha and Harbhajan Singh, meanwhile, felt fans went a little too far once in a way.
Saddened with the reactions coming from few parts of our country, #IndvsPakFinals. One game & legends are compared to traitors????
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) June 19, 2017
Congratulations Pak cricket team 4 winning the CL17.guys plz stop saying who is baap who is beta.sabka Malik ek woh uparwala.Ind or paki????????
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 18, 2017
And Rohit Sharma emphasised the need for Indian fans to move on.
Not an ideal result, we are all dejected. But I know this is a brilliant cricket team, one bad game doesn't change anything. We move on!!
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) June 19, 2017
The Champions Trophy missed the Carribean flavour and Darren Sammy was worried about how things were going back home.
— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) June 19, 2017
Elsewhere, David Warner hasn’t been having it easy …
When your daughter takes your phone and you have no idea how she got this on the screen. https://t.co/pzxvXVD5UF
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) June 19, 2017
… while Peter Siddle had a bit of down time.
— Peter Siddle (@petersiddle403) June 19, 2017
Speaking of holidays, Robin Uthappa too was having fun.
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) June 18, 2017
Suresh Raina was continuing to focus on his fitness.
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) June 19, 2017
And Kieron Pollard needed to wish himself on Father’s Day – quite sweet, that.
Happy Father's Day to me , from my precious babies ..!! LOVE YOU ❤️❤️????????. Thanks for all the… https://t.co/LONS7Y7Ikp
— Kieron Pollard (@KieronPollard55) June 18, 2017