"Pakistan will go today and win this game"
Amir Khan has been seen enjoying Pakistan’s win at the T20 World Cup and meeting Akshay Kumar.
The boxer posted a short video of himself and the Bollywood star at the cricket match with India on Twitter.
In the short clip, Khan is heard asking Kumar: “Enjoying?”
The actor then replies: “Enjoying myself, thank you.”
The boxer then jokingly poked fun at India’s loss, writing the caption:
“Hope you enjoyed the match Akshay Kumar.
“Better luck next time.”
Hope you enjoyed the match @akshaykumar ?. Better luck next time #IndiaVsPak #T20WorldCup2021 #Dubai pic.twitter.com/2URoWL13rD
— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) October 24, 2021
It came after India were thrashed by Pakistan in the game which took place in Dubai on Sunday, October 24, 2021.
Pakistan defeated their rivals by 10 wickets.
Amir Khan previously appeared on Samaa TV where he seemingly predicted Pakistan’s win.
During the interview, he said Pakistan’s star batsman Babar Azam would “knock out” India’s team captain Virat Kohli in the first round.
The boxer said: “Pakistan will go today and win this game in good style and good fashion.”
Exclusive chit chat with The boxing King @amirkingkhan about Pakistan vs India Big Game on @SAMAATV
He said @babarazam258 will knock out @imVkohli im 1st round#BabarAzam #ViratKohli #Pakistan #PAKvIND #PakVsInd #INDvPAK #IndvsPak #indiaVsPakistan pic.twitter.com/3XOiy821gj
— Qadir Khawaja (@iamqadirkhawaja) October 24, 2021
He proved to be correct with fast bowler and former captain Shaheen Afridi scoring two wickets within the first three overs.
Babar Azam was the one who then led the team to victory with 13 balls to spare in what is India’s first 10 wicket T20I defeat.
He later tweeted: “This is for you, Pakistan.
“History made. All eyes on the next game, In Sha Allah.#PakistanZindabad.”
Pakistan’s next opponent will be New Zealand on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.
India will also be facing New Zealand next but it will not be until Sunday, October 31, 2o21.
Khan was not the only one in good spirits after Pakistan’s success, with many across the UK taking to the streets in celebration.
The Curry Mile in Manchester saw jubilant crowds singing and dancing from 7 pm that night, blocking any cars from going past.
Other areas of the country including Birmingham, Derby and Luton also had music, fireworks and dhol players on the streets.
The boxer, also referred to as ‘King Khan’, had offered the team fitness advice in 2019 after they were criticised for it.
He tweeted: “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 and conditioning and focus.”
Amir Khan is the youngest ever British Olympic boxing medalist who won his last fight against Australia’s Billy Dib in 2019.