After Pakistan’s loss to India in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, boxer Amir Khan admitted that he would love to advise the Pakistan cricket team on their fitness and discipline. This is especially with regard to their food and diet.
In a tweet, he said,
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 @TheRealPCB pic.twitter.com/GEUplrqdpP
— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) June 17, 2019
The Pakistan-born British boxer also promised to avenge Pakistan’s defeat when he faces Indian boxer Neeraj Goyat in Saudi Arabia.
“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,” he tweeted.
The Men in Blue trounced Pakistan by 89 runs in a rain-affected match and maintained their unbeaten record against their arch-rivals in the World Cup. As a result of the crushing defeat, the Pakistan cricket team came under a lot of fire for their poor performance. Fans were reportedly unhappy with the team’s fitness levels.
“Feel the difference…Imran didn’t allow Wasim to have a burger after the practice session, Sarfaraz was having burgers & cream shakes with the team a night before the big match against India in WC. Imran was ahead of this team even 31 years ago,” one Twitter user posted after the match.
“India wholeheartedly thanks Sania Mirza for taking the paki boys & her hubby out for party till 2 AM b4 #INDvPAK match,” wrote a gleeful fan.
Coming to the Men in Blue, Virat Kohli’s men opted to bat first and posted a daunting 336 runs. This was largely due to an in-form Rohit Sharma’s 24th ODI ton.
Meanwhile, skipper Kohli and KL Rahul backed up Rohit’s century with fifty-plus scores. Soon, it was the Indian bowlers’ turn to shine and they ran riot to successfully defend the total.
Also working against the Pakistan team, was Mother Nature, as rain played spoilsport in the 35th over of Pakistan’s innings. After a near hour-long delay, the match was cut down to 40-overs and the target was 302 runs, courtesy Duckworth-Lewis. Pakistan had a Herculean task of overhauling 136 runs off just 30 balls, and they fell short by 89 runs.