World reacts: Legends of the game congratulate England on World Cup win
“Cricket was the winner” in the words of Sri Lankan great Sanath Jayasuriya as England and Pakistan played out a dramatic final at the MCG in Melbourne on Sunday.
The white-ball legend was one of a number of the biggest names in the history of the sport to react as England’s men claimed the T20 crown for the second time in their history.
Congratulations to England for playing a strong entertaining brand of cricket. Well played Pakistan for never giving up! Cricket was the winner #T20WorldCupFinal— Sanath Jayasuriya (@Sanath07) November 13, 2022
Current India players were also quick to congratulate the team who had beaten their country so convincingly in the semi-finals.
Well played England! Congratulations 👏— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) November 13, 2022
And there were plenty of compliments too for Pakistan's performances in the final and throughout the competition, with Sachin Tendulkar among those to point to the unfortunate timing of Shaheen Afridi's injury as a pivotal moment in Sunday's match.
Congratulations England on winning your 2nd @T20WorldCup. 🏆— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 13, 2022
Fantastic achievement. 👏🏻
It was a closely fought final and would’ve been even more interesting had Afridi not been injured.
What a roller coaster of a World Cup. #T20WorldCupFinal pic.twitter.com/1rNyFO7L7T
England hold both White ball trophies .. A strong team with great depth and a few match winners too 👏👏👏 Well done to you guys #T20WorldCupFinal Well done to Pakistan too .. if anyone was going to defend that score it was em.. but losing Shaheen at that time was not fun— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) November 13, 2022
This team that started off with consecutive losses and then staged an ideal comeback, they've lost the final today but definitely has won our hearts for a valiant effort 👏🏼 Congrats to @englandcricket 👍🏼#ENGvPAK #T20WorldCupFinal— Fawad Alam (@iamfawadalam25) November 13, 2022
The batting side dug a hole that even the worlds best bowling couldn’t fill. Outstanding effort by the team to get to the final against all odds and a great game of cricket. England came well prepared. Chin up boys, we are the runners up of the #T20WorldCup https://t.co/xbRAonpIKS— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) November 13, 2022
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