"It's a great team effort".
"I would rate his performance as arguably the greatest by a Pakistani in a world event final considering that this was only his fourth ODI and first ever against India", he said.
"Actually not (if he expected to be standing here after that loss to India at Edgbaston)".
Earlier, Pakistan made 338 for four after losing the toss with opener Fakhar Zaman's 114 his maiden one-day worldwide hundred in just his fourth match at this level.
ICC Champions Trophy 2017 winners Pakistan have four players in the selected line-up, with Fakhar Zaman, who scored a match-winning 114 in the final, chosen to open the batting with India's Shikhar Dhawan. We knew we'd prepared well, we knew that game was an aberration, we knew we were better than that.
That team could find themselves acting as a "path-finder" for the resumption of tours of Pakistan by major cricket nations.
Australia's Steve Smith and England's Moeen Ali also congratulated the Pakistan side, calling its win "exceptional" and its players "unbelievable".
Pakistan, on the other hand, have also lived up to their "unpredictable" standards, with their comprehensive wins over South Africa and Sri Lanka after the first game debacle against Kohli & Co. Amir today. Hasan Ali throughout the tournament.
Despite being disappointed, Kohli, at the post-match presentation ceremony, said: "I want to congratulate Pakistan, they had an fantastic tournament, the way they turned things around, speak volumes for the talent they have".
Talking to APP, Asian Bradman said defeating India by 180 runs was a tremendous victory and at times, a whole team put up this total on the scoreboard.
"They were more intense and passionate today, they deserved to win".
Actor Ranveer Singh, who was among those who tweeted ball by ball updates of the match, tweeted, "Proud of you boys!"
Amir produced an irresistible spell in which he pinned Rohit lbw for a duck with fast inswing, had Kohli dropped at second slip in his second over, then gone to a catch at point next ball, and Dhawan edging extra bounce behind.
The bowling line-up was led by Pakistan paceman Hasan Ali, who finished with 13 wickets, and his team mate Junaid Khan. "I want to congratulate Pakistan, they had an awesome tournament, the way they turned things around, speak volumes for the talent they have".
Fakhar Zaman of Pakistan celebrates his century in the ICC Champions Trophy Final on Sunday.