World ranked 3, India had registered a thumping 16-0 win over Uzbekistan in the opener, and with today's victory, men in blue consolidated their position at the top of hockey Pool A standings.
The defending champion India wrote history by beating Pakistan is the finale of World Cup by two wickets. This is the second time when men-in-blue had won the title. Earlier, Indian squad had won the title in 2014 by outclassing Pakistan.
Earlier after winning the toss, India chose to bowl and bowled out Pakistan for 307 runs in 40 overs for eight wickets. From across the border, Badar Munir scored the half century (57), Risayat Khan scored 48 runs and Captain Nisar Ali contributed 47 runs.
Indian bowlers, Deepak Malik and Rambir took two wickets each and Sunil Ramesh took one wicket.
Riding on the sensational knock of Sunil Ramesh 93 runs off 67 balls, India thrashed Pakistan by two wickets. Indian skipper Ajay Reddy scored 62 runs in 60 balls.
The micro-blogging site, Twitter soon flooded with wishes with Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading from the front in congratulating the Indian squad.
Congratulations to our cricket team for winning the 2018 Blind Cricket World Cup! They make the nation proud and inspire every Indian with their game as well as phenomenal attitude. True champions!
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 20, 2018
Jahan chah wahan raah… As they rightly say, Determination will get you through everything. A big salute to our entire team. Hearty congratulations on winning the #BlindCricketWorldCup. #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/y9wfRH1JEP
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 20, 2018
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 20, 2018
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) January 20, 2018
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) January 20, 2018
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 20, 2018
Congratulations to each and every member of the Indian team for winning the #BlindCricketWorldCup
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 20, 2018
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) January 20, 2018
Congratulations to the Indian team for winning the cup Jai hind #BlindCricketWorldCup
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) January 20, 2018