Fans celebrate Pakistan win

Published: Sunday, September 27, 2009, 11:29 [IST]
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Fans celebrate Pakistan win

Karachi: The whole of Pakistan erupted with joy when the home side defeated arch rivals India in the ICC Champions Trophy clash late Saturday night.

Thousands of jubilant cricket fans came out on the streets in cities like Karachi, Hyderabad, and Lahore to celebrate Pakistan"s second win over India in any major ICC event.

Youngsters were seen doing Bhangra and chanting slogans, while some enthusiasts performed stunts on their motorbikes.

Meanwhile, captain Younis Khan congratulated the team on the famous win, saying it was the joint effort by the team that saw them defeating India by a huge margin of 54 runs.

Khan showered praise on the performer of the match Shoaib Malik for his brilliant innings of 128 runs.

“We had planned to mount a big ask against strong Indian side which we did successfully while it was made possible by the memorable innings smashed by Shoaib Malik (128) and speedy by Muhammad Yousuf (87)," The News quoted Khan, as saying.

He said the team would give its all to repeat the performance against Australia.


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