Pakistan beat England by nine wickets today to secure a Test victory at Lord’s. The last time Pakistan won a Test at Lord’s was in 2016 under the captaincy of Misbah-ul-Haq.
However, today’s triumph was especially remarkable given the fact that the boys in green neither had the experienced batsmen that Misbah had two years ago nor was the bowling attack seemingly a match against England’s superior line-up.
Thus, to have won despite all odds suggesting otherwise is a huge boost for the young lads who drove Pakistan to success at Lord’s today.
It goes without saying that the entire country is suddenly in a jubilant mood following Pakistan’s win against England at Lord’s.
Congratulatory messages for Team Green are pouring in from all directions, including those from well-wishers from outside the country.
Watch these Pakistanis bowl before you whine about decline of pace bowling.#ENGvPAK
— Abhishek Mukherjee (@ovshake42) May 27, 2018
Abbas,Amir & Hasan Ali bowling this week is as good as we have seen in the UK for a long long time …. Outstanding … #EngvPak
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) May 27, 2018
— Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) May 27, 2018
That was a dramatic start to day 4 in #ENGvPAK. Pakistan should coast through here. They batted well but once again it was the bowlers who delivered the game.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 27, 2018
Of course Pakistani cricketers themselves and franchises are taking the lead to celebrate Pakistan’s big win at Lord’s.
Historical victory belongs to the 2nd ashrah of ramadan 😇
Congrats to everyone for performance level 💯 especially M Abass for his consistency.
May Allah keep blessing Pakistan with the same tram spirit#ENGvPAK
— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) May 27, 2018
Pakistan Zindabad! 🇵🇰
Pakistan victorious once again at @HomeOfCricket 🎉
Are there going to be more push-ups just like last time? 🤔 #EngvPAK
— Multan Sultans (@MultanSultans) May 27, 2018
Congratulations Pakistan. Sarfaraz Eleven beat England in Lords Test by 9 Wickets and takes 1-0 lead in 2 Test Match Series.
— PeshawarZalmi (@PeshawarZalmi) May 27, 2018
Lords fast becoming what National Stadium Karachi used to be for Pakistan!! A fortress!!! #EngvPak
— Bazid Khan (@bazidkhan81) May 27, 2018
Cricket fans from the world of entertainment are not far behind in joining in on the celebratory bandwagon.
Brilliant victory for the young Pakistani side at Lords..
Congratulations Pakistan 💪💪💪#ENGvPAK
— Fahad Mustafa (@fahadmustafa26) May 27, 2018
Even politicians and journalists decided to take a break from all the bleakness surrounding the country’s political scene to rejoice the win.
These included Chief Minister of Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif…
What an incredible victory at Lords today! The men in green make the nation proud. Pakistan Zindabad! -ss
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) May 27, 2018
…PTI leader, Asad Umar…
Great win for a young Pakistan team at the headquarters of cricket. Well done greens #ENGvPAK
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) May 27, 2018
…and politician and lawyer, Babar Awan.
Alhamdulilah! A brilliant victory for the young Pakistani side at Lords, the home of cricket. Congrats, Pakistan! 🇵🇰 #ENGvPAK
— Babar Awan (@BabarAwanPK) May 27, 2018
Senior anchorperson and perhaps the most balanced opinion-maker on Pakistani television, Syed Talat Hussain also sent out a rare non-political tweet.
Pakistan makes an epmhatic test cricket statement by defeating England at Lord's. Well done Team Pakistan.
— Syed Talat Hussain (@TalatHussain12) May 27, 2018
As elated as NFP was with the win, he couldn’t get over skipper, Sarfaraz Ahmed’s little toddler!
This is so awesome. See how Sarfaraz Jr. steals the show with some truely insightful comments on today’s win. https://t.co/zTvp7GivHE
— Nadeem Farooq Paracha (@NadeemfParacha) May 27, 2018