After they suffered a humiliating loss to India by 89 runs on June 16, British boxing star Amir Khan has offered to assist the Pakistan cricket team to improve the focus and fitness of the players. Pakistani players were at the receiving end as they drew flak for not maintaining fitness as many disappointed fans openly expressed displeasure at the team's form and players' fitness.
Pakistan did not have a good day on the field as their batting order collapsed with runs coming from Babar Ali and Fakhar Zaman. Their fielding too saw quite a number of lapses as they missed a run-out chance to get Rohit Sharma well before his century, a few dropped catches and most importantly their captain Sarfaraz Ahmed yawing while keeping behind the stumps.
Amir Khan took to Twitter to post his offer to train the Pakistani team to improve their focus and witness. He said that the team has talent but it needs to improve on strength, conditioning, and focus. Read the tweet here:
Would love to help Pakistan cricket team with some advise on how to stay fit and strong. How to be disciplined on food, diet and training. The team has talent but need to improve on Strength & conditioning and focus @TheRealPCBpic.twitter.com/GEUplrqdpP— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) June 17, 2019
Amir Khan, who was born and raised in Manchester, has close ties with Pakistan and often visits the country to promote boxing. The Olympic silver medallist will take on Indian Neeraj Goyat in his next professional fight said that he is looking forward to avenging Pakistan's loss by beating the former in the showdown scheduled next month in Jeddah.
Pakistan lost to India today #ICCWorldCup2019 come July 12th I will avenge the loss and knock out Neeraj Goyat on our upcoming fight in #SaudiArabia— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) June 16, 2019
Goyat, a former WBC Asia title holder in the welterweight category, retaliated by replying to Khan saying that he would prevail over Khan just like how India did over Pakistan in the World Cup match.
keep dreaming 😂😂@amirkingkhan You will witness my victory and india’s as well #khangoyat#IndPakhttps://t.co/NWXGuVwzZj— Neeraj Goyat (@GoyatNeeraj) June 16, 2019
Pakistan has now lost seven times to India in the World Cup and has never beaten India in the showpiece tournament.