Virat Kohli defends Ravichandran Ashwin after dismal ICC Champions Trophy campaign

"They made us make those mistakes because of the way they were bowling and the way they applied pressure in the field, as well, and we have no hesitation or shame in admitting that we could not play our best game today".

The side was selected by a jury of cricket experts, which comprised former captains Michael Atherton of England, India's Sourav Ganguly, Ramiz Raja of Pakistan as well as Lawrence Booth (Editor, Wisden Almanack and cricket writer, The Mail) and Julian Guyer (cricket correspondent, Agence France-Presse), with ICC General Manager - Cricket, Geoff Allardice, as chairman.

The India skipper said that it was indeed disappointing to lose but he was proud of the team as they played some really good cricket to enter the finals of the Champions Trophy.

"You can't take anyone lightly, we never take anyone lightly, we gave it our best shot but they were just more intense and more passionate on the day".

Hardik Pandya smashed 76 off 43 balls, hit half a dozen of sixes to provide some entertainment, before being run-out due to a frightful mix-up with Ravindra Jadeja. "Twenty-five extras is a bit too much in a game like that, and that's something that we certainly need to take care of in the future".

Imran, however, lamented that Pakistan despite having a huge population was nowhere in other sports globally and has lost its stature in hockey and squash. India vs Pakistan, 2017 ICC Champions Trophy Final: Last 6 Scorecard & Match Results show why IND vs PAK is Cricket's Biggest Rivalry. Apart from him, Hasan Ali picked up three wickets for 16 runs and Shadab Khan had two wickets for 60. This was something you guys started and we would like to put an end to it. Their hopes now rested largely on the shoulders of Shikhar Dhawan who had been in fine form in the tournament but he made only 21 before nicking the inspired Amir to wicketkeeper Sarfraz. Don't think, just hit the ball.

Zaman, who was only playing in his fourth ODI after making his debut during the tournament, admitted he had luck during his knock and that he had some nerves early in his innings.

The 27-year-old completed a 92-ball hundred including two sixes when he swept star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, for his 12th four. He also announced Umrah for the team.

Zaman was adjudged the Man of the Match while Hasan Ali was declared the Player of the Tournament.