Kohli said he was proud of India's performance in the Champions Trophy and reiterated that "results can't be guaranteed". It was formalities for Pakistan after that and they clinched the win by bowling out India for 158 in the 31st over.
When asked who will win this tournament, nearly all experts agreed on one answer - anyone but Pakistan. But it was fellow paceman Hasan Ali, the player of the tournament having kick-started Pakistan's revival in their group-win over South Africa, who ended the match with more than 19 overs to spare when he had tailender Jasprit Bumrah caught by gleeful captain and wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed.
Pakistan produced a story for the ages as they defied all pre-tournament predictions and thrashed their much-fancied rivals, India, to win the Champions Trophy. A guy hitting a good shot is something that after a stage it s not in your control as you have already bowled the ball but conceding extras is something that we can control as a team, he said.
The Indian captain conceded that they needed to check the extras, 13 wides and three no balls.
Amir's replacement left-arm quick Rumman Raees, who marked his ODI debut with two wickets against England, may now miss out.
On Sunday, India failed in two departments of the game that have won them matches in recent times. This is their worst streak of defeats in final against Pakistan.
June 14, Cardiff: Beat England by 8 wkts - Hasan, in the absence of the injured Amir (back spasm) produces a superb skilled display in taking three wickets as previously unbeaten tournament hosts England are dismissed for 211.
Earlier, India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and invited his Pakistani counterpart Sarfraz Ahmed to bat first.
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.
Kohli accepted his side had been second best as he acknowledged Pakistan's "amazing tournament".
1 run scored by Jasprit Bumrah, his first in worldwide cricket.
It was Azhar's run out in the 23rd over which gave India their first break in the match.
Put in to bat, Pakistan rode on a century by opener Fakhar Zaman to post a massive total of 338/4 in the allotted 50 overs.
Fakhar brought up his maiden century in his fourth one-day global by muscling a sweep of Ashwin for his 12th boundary.
"Fakhar is a great impact player, he played like a champion batsman today".
But so did Pakistan, who restricted their last three opponents to below 240.
# Amir got rid of Shikhar Dhawan for 21, putting India in a spot of bother at 33/3. But the Pakistanis consoled culprit Azhar and reset.
He trapped Rohit Sharma leg before wicket for nought with a swinging delivery and removed India talisman Virat Kohli with another fine ball which the captain could only edge to point for five.
Dhawan was out to an Amir cross seamer, and India was 33-3.Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni could still rescue India, but Singh was hit pad first by spinner Shadab, confirmed by video review.