This is Pakistan's first ICC title triumph since their 2009 World Twenty20 win but more importantly it broke the jinx of not performing against India in big ticket matches.
For a team that can't play international cricket at home due to security issues, the victory has far-reaching implications.
Here's how Twitter reacted to Pakistan's historic win:
This performance will be remembered long by both Indian and Pakistani fans :) Pakistan 've made this #CT17 truly memorable
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) June 18, 2017
Congratulations to Team Pakistan on their great performance in winning #CT17 And how wonderful to watch Fakhar's raw talent in action.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 18, 2017
Wow wow wow unbelievable performance by team green. It feels like deja'vu after winning the 1992 WCup. I am over the moon #PakistanZindabad
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) June 18, 2017
Congratulations Pakistan on a really comprehensive victory today. Well played, deserved winners and a great result for Pakistan cricket.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 18, 2017
This is a great victory for Pakistan, especially after the loss in the first match. The replacements have added zeal & Sarfaraz has led well
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 18, 2017
Well played, padosi...completely outplayed us in all departments. Sarfaraz's captaincy, Fakhar's batting & Hassan's bowling turned it around
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 18, 2017
Congratulations Pakistan. Worthy winners after a dramatic comeback to the Champions Trophy
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 18, 2017
Pakistan show the way, played the way a champion team should. Congrats @TheRealPCB #CT17 #PakistanZindabad
— Graeme Smith (@GraemeSmith49) June 18, 2017
Pakistan triumphs are always very special because they come against extreme odds. Well done Pakistan cricket ! 👏👏👏#CT17
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) June 18, 2017
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