Wasim Akram Angrily Commented For Ignoring Boxer in Pakistan
By Shruti - Sep 17, 2019 11:24 am
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Wasim Akram, former Pakistan bowler apologised to Pakistani professional boxer Muhammad Waseem on behalf of his country after the boxer complained of not getting a minimum welcome on his return to the country after a remarkable win over the Philippines’ Conrado Tanamor in the 52.5kg bout on Friday. The boxer knocked out his Filipino opponent in 62 seconds but his effort was unnoticed on his return to Pakistan. Later, Waseem took to Twitter and shared the situation.

Wasim Akram

“Im not fighting to get istaqbals at the airport. Im fighting so that Pakistan gets good Istaqbal all over the world. Every fight, every camp, every training, every tour, is another opportunity for me to show the boxing world the world class boxing talent Pakistan has,” Muhammad Waseem tweeted.

However, Wasim Akram took to Twitter and replied,

“I apologise on the behalf of Pakistan, Sometimes we as a country need to be “smacked on the face” with the fist of reality to wake us up and remind us how we should be treating our hero’s. I’m picking you up from the airport next time myself! Massive congratulations on the win!”

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Last year, the 32-year old boxer, Waseem challenged for the IBF flyweight title. He is nicknamed the Falcon and he has won nine out of his 10 pro boxing bouts, including seven knockouts. Among other major wins, Waseem won a bronze medal in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. He also won a silver medal in 2014 Commonwealth Games and a bronze in 2010 Commonwealth Games which took place in New Delhi.