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'Clinical performance by Team India', 'Pakistan played like a No 8 team'

June 05, 2017 12:17 IST

Cricketers, past and present flood Twitter with congratulatory messages for Team India…

India's players celebrate the wicket of Shoaib Malik 

IMAGE: India's players celebrate the wicket of Shoaib Malik. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Reuters

Extending his heartiest congratulation to the Team India via his official Twitter account, out of favour left-handed batsman Suresh Raina hailed his side's smooth victory over Pakistan before calling on them to retain the Champions Trophy.

"What a smooth win #TeamIndia. Heartiest congratulations!!! Way to go and bring the trophy ?? home! #INDvPAK #ChampionsTrophy2017 @BCCI @ICC," Raina tweeted.

Former cricketer Mohammad Kaif also congratulated Kohli's side for clinching an easy win and mocked Pakistan for actually playing like a No.8 side in the world.

"That was too easy for India. Pakistan played like a No.8 side. Congratulations India, superb victory.#INDvPAK," he said.

Left-arm paceman Zaheer Khan wrote, "Clinical performance by Indian team to kick start the campaign. Congratulations!! #INDvPAK #CT17."

Describing India's victory over Pakistan as `comprehensive, right-handed batsman Manoj Tiwary hailed his country's all-round performance and also backed them to continue the momentum in the rest of the eight-team marquee tournament.

Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag continued his typical witty way and wrote, "Pote ke baad Bete. Koi baat nahi Beta, Well tried ! Congratulations Bharat !#BaapBaapHotaHai #INDvPAK."

Former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist heaped praise on Yuvraj Singh, who was declared `Man of the Match` for his quick-fire half-century.

"Wow. @YUVSTRONG12 still nailing it and as usual looking super cool. #INDvPAK #CT17," he tweeted.

Source: ANI