Part of this focus is to play seven batsmen and four bowlers to give India that balance and dare it craves for with the bat.
While some broke television sets and burned posters of Indian players, many got down on the roads to chant angry slogans against the team.
After the initial response from Pakistani fans, Rishi made a decision to tone down his verbal attack but decided taunt Pakistani fans by bringing the issue of terrorism into the fray.
India eventually collapsed to 158 all out as they suffered their heaviest defeat in terms of runs in 129 ODIs against Pakistan. Talk about sweet but cold revenge.
If there's one area that needs addressing in 50-over cricket it's India's ability to pick wickets and score briskly in the middle-overs.
Eventually, Rishi Kapoor put down his weapons and raised the white flag. No one rated Pakistan.
The former captains were of the view that success in the Champions Trophy widely speaks about the rise of cricket in Pakistan despite the fact that foreign teams are not visiting the country for nearly one decade. The teams clashed again in the semifinal and Pakistan won by four wickets to enter the final. In their last league game, a captain's innings from Sarfraz helped Pakistan enter the semifinal with a tense win over Sri Lanka.
Be it Jasprit Bumrah or Ravindra Jadeja, we can't just troll them in just a prick of the hat.
It must be noted that the Indian cricket team has given us recognition across the world after we lifted the 1983 World Cup.
But keeping the conditions in mind, can India introduce some surprise element in the spin department by having a mystery bowler like Kuldeep Yadav and legspinner like Yuzvendra Chahal?
Director of England cricket Strauss told Sky Sports News HQ: "We'd earmarked it as an opportunity for us but I think it's worth saying this is the halfway point for us and the big focus is the 2019 World Cup". Their exploits was the key to Pakistan completing the ICC treble of World Cup, World T20 and Champions Trophy titles.
They said Pak team outclassed India in the final with the extraordinary performance.
Fans decorated the street and waited through the night to welcome their hero, with some carrying children on their shoulders to get a glimpse of the man who led Pakistan to an unlikely win in the Champions Trophy in London.
Before we discuss the lessons learnt from the campaign, it's important to acknowledge the way the Indian team played in crunch situations. Which was a bold move but it also showed us what we already knew - that Hardik Pandya was a batting all-rounder and in the bowling hierarchy, he was pretty much the fifth bowler.
But Shah says cricket is also a great unifier, bringing Indians and Pakistanis closer together. They play and perform and some days just thing may not work out for them.