Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulated the inexperienced shirts on their World Cup win over Afghanistan on Saturday. He congratulated the staff for with the ability to “maintain its nerve below strain”.
“Congratulations to the Pakistan staff…,” he tweeted minutes after the thrilling victory. “I additionally particularly wish to congratulate Afghanistan for the grit and willpower with which they performed towards Pakistan at present and towards India earlier.”
DG ISPR Main Normal Asif Ghafoor additionally spoke out on Twitter, thanking God proper after the ultimate whistle by his private account.
Others together with Hamza Ali Abbasi and Shoaib Akhtar additionally congratulated the nationwide staff.
All-rounder Imad Wasim hit Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib for a boundary by the covers to seal the win off the fourth ball of the final over, prompting a pitch invasion.
The win lifts Pakistan into fourth place within the 10-team desk, above hosts England after a poor begin to the match.
“After I went in they have been bowling brilliantly however I simply hung in there,” mentioned Imad. “We wished to bat out the 50 overs and see.
“Gulbadin (Naib) was the one one who might be focused. They’ve world-class spinners so we attacked him. Thanks to the group, it looks like residence right here. They gave us a lift in confidence.
“Win our subsequent sport and we’ll see what occurs. Now we consider we are able to win from anyplace.”