‘What a team, what an achievement!’: Gary Lineker and Harry Maguire are among the stars to greet England’s thrilling T20 World Cup final victory over Pakistan… as Michael Vaughan praises match winner Ben Stokes
- Dramatic victory of the T20 World Cup final in England has been praised by sporting greats
- Ben Stokes scored half a century as England beat Pakistan by five wickets
- Gary Lineker, Michael Vaughan and Darren Gough among the revelers
England’s thrilling five-wicket win in the T20 World Cup final over Pakistan was praised by some of the country’s top athletes on Twitter.
Ben Stokes was integral in leading them to victory at the MCG in Australia, scoring an unbeaten 52 as England worked their way past Pakistan’s 137 for eight with six balls left.
It follows England’s dramatic one-day overall win over Lord’s Back in the summer of 2019 – meaning the men now have both world titles in abbreviated formats of the game.
Ben Stokes scored an undefeated half-century to help England to T20 World Cup glory
Former England cricket champion Michael Vaughan was quick to praise Stokes’ performance, especially as the pressure was on him to perform in the later stages of the match.
Vaughan wrote: ‘England is the best whiteball team in the world. They have an incredible squad, absolutely deserve to keep both white ball toilets now.. In Ben Stokes they have a player who just knows how to win the big moments.. Great teams need great individuals.. England have them enough.’
English people all over the sports world have celebrated the victory of the English T20 World Cup
Gary Lineker, the former England footballer and passionate cricket fan, tweeted: ‘Yesssss! @englandcricket have won the #T20WorldCupFinal. What a team. What a performance. Fantastic!’
Manchester United and England defender Harry Maguire retweeted the celebratory tweet from the official England Cricket account, saying: ‘Congratulations guys. Brilliant’ alongside applause emojis.
Ex-England cricketer Darren Gough wrote: ‘Absolute scenes. Well done @englandcricket Champions of the world @T20WorldCup #T20WorldCupFinal’
Injured England bowler Jofra Archer added: ‘Well played guys! Great campaign, congratulations to all involved! Well played Pakistan’.
Fellow cricketer Kate Cross tweeted just six flags of St. George in celebration of the win.
Cricket stars past and present have praised England for their journey to win Sunday’s final
South African ex-player AB de Villiers added: ‘Well done England! Arguably the best team in the tournament,” alongside emojis of clapping hands to applaud their success in the rain-ravaged competition.
England finished second in their group in the Super 12 stage, beating India in the semi-finals earlier this week, before winning the final in Melbourne to take their second T20 world title, their first since 2010.
The 2024 edition of the tournament will be held in the West Indies and the US.
England defeated India in the semi-final and Pakistan in the final to claim their second T20 world title