Before I talk about Pakistan's victory, I want to address a few comments that were made regarding my Champions Trophy preview.
Many felt that I was underestimating South Africa and overestimating New Zealand.
I beg to differ.
Time and again South Africa have shown us that they do not have it in them as a team to win high profile tournaments.
They have some great players, who collectively form a very disciplined team, but there is something lacking there.
Maybe its the aggression or the killer instinct, or maybe its just the mental strength; the point is that they don't have it.
Which is why I don't think they stand a chance in this Champions Trophy.
Especially after what Dilshan and Sri Lanka did to them yesterday, the remote chance that they had is also gone.
As for New Zealand; they may be average players but as a team they have always done well.
And it is the fact that others underestimate them that brings the best out of them.
Tomorrow's South Africa vs New Zealand match will probably prove this point further.
Till then, I'm sticking to my guns - New Zealand to trump and dump South Africa from the Champions Trophy.