Pakistan’s legendary cricketer, Wasim Akram has apologized on behalf of the whole nation to the prolific Pakistani boxer Muhammad Waseem for not giving him the due respect.
The former WBC Silver Flyweight Champion, Waseem knocked down his Filipino opponent, Conrado Tanamor within 62 seconds of the first round in Dubai on Friday night and dedicated the victory to the people of Kashmir.
As he returned to Islamabad after a dominating performance in the ring, there was no one to welcome the pugilist at the airport and he had to book a private cab to get to his home.
As the incident got mentioned on Twitter, the former top-ranked WBC boxer tweeted that he does not fight to get ‘istaqbals’ (welcomes), instead he fights so that Pakistan could get welcomes all around the world.
The Swing of Sultan quoted his tweet and said that ‘we as a country need to be “smacked on the face”‘. He also assured that the next time, he will pick the boxer himself.
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! https://t.co/i7K1S4l2jx
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) September 15, 2019
On the other hand, Shoaib Malik echoed Wasim Akram’s words and replied on Waseem’s tweet that if he was in Pakistan, he would have gone to the airport to receive him.
just stay focused on your goals bro, everything else will follow inshAllah. We are so proud of you, had I been in Pakistan I would have come to the airport. Next time iA
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) September 15, 2019
The 32-year-old boxer has won numerous medals for Pakistan as an amateur boxer and having a glorious career as a pro boxer so far. He was the Silver WBC Flyweight Champion and was the top-ranked flyweight boxer in WBC ranking. He lost his title because of not defending it within 90 days due to lack of funds.