[caption id="attachment_651338" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-651338" alt="Talat Ali was Pakistan's manager during Champions Trophy Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Talat-Ali-gi.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Talat Ali was Pakistan's manager during Champions Trophy Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>While playing a high-intensity match, confidence is one of the virtues a team needs to possess. However, former <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/pakistan" target="_blank">Pakistan</a> cricketer <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/talat-ali" target="_blank">Talat Ali</a> thinks former <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india" target="_blank">India</a> cricketers <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ravi-shastri/" target="_blank">Ravi Shastri</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/sunil-gavaskar" target="_blank">Sunil Gavaskar</a> were too confident about India winning the title of ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Talat, who was Pakistan s team manager during the tournament, revealed that Gavaskar and Shastri s words motivated Pakistan more than anything else to go out and give their 100 per cent on the field to bag their first Champions Trophy title. <strong>READ: <a title="Sri Lanka players refuse to tour Pakistan for proposed 3rd T20I at Lahore" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/sri-lanka-players-refuse-to-tour-pakistan-for-proposed-3rd-t20i-at-lahore-651308">Sri Lanka players refuse to tour Pakistan for proposed 3rd T20I at Lahore</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>"India wrote us off in the final. I was listening to the analysis of Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri and they gave us no chance. That fired up the boys. It was called a no-contest and we were written off. We said let the bat and ball do the talking," Talat told <i>cricbuzz</i>. <p></p> <p></p>"We had quite a bit of luck. Difficult to figure out why India put us in after winning the toss. With our strong bowling attack, once we put a decent total on the board, it was going to be tough for India. <p></p> <p></p>"I am told that television channels rate India-Pakistan clash as the third biggest in the world. Football obviously takes the top spot. The coverage of that game in Pakistan was tremendous and I am sure that was the same case in India. I hope we play regularly so that the tension goes off. The more cricket we play, the better it will be. I hope the bilateral series resumes soon," Talat concluded.