India vs Pakistan, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Boxer Amir Khan offers to help Pakistan cricket team improve fitness levels

Pakistan's cricket team has been offered help by British boxing star Amir Khan who says he can assist the team in improving its fitness

Press Trust of India, Jun 17, 2019 17:48:16 IST

Pakistan's beleaguered cricket team has been offered help by British boxing star Amir Khan, who says he can assist the team in improving its fitness and focus. The Pakistani-origin boxer's offer comes in the wake of the 89-run drubbing that the country endured in a World Cup match against arch-rivals India here on Sunday.

"Would love to help Pakistan cricket team with some advice 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...," he tweeted.

Khan, who was born and raised in Manchester and won an Olympic silver medal for Britain, is a former world champion in the professional circuit. He continues to have close ties in Pakistan and often visits the country to promote boxing. Pakistan was outplayed by India on Sunday, going down for a seventh successive time to their arch-rivals in the World Cup. Khan, whose next pro fight is against an Indian, Neeraj Goyat, said that he would look to take revenge by beating him in a 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," he tweeted.

Goyat, a former WBC Asia title holder in the welterweight category, hit back at Khan on the same platform.

"keep dreaming @amirkingkhan You will witness my victory and India's as well #khangoyat #IndPak," he said.

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Updated Date: Jun 17, 2019 17:48:16 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254