Khan said in his tweet: “I believe he was the greatest sportsman, not only because he was talented, intelligent & courageous, but because his beliefs went beyond material considerations to a conviction that humans, unlike animals, had a higher purpose of existence.”
“In standing up for his beliefs in the face of all odds, he sacrificed the best years of his sporting life & lucrative earnings. His strength & courage continue to inspire people across the world even today, Imran Khan added.”
Muhammad Ali was never one to back down from a fight. Considered one of the greatest boxers of all time, he fought not only within the boxing ring, but also as a civil rights activist. Speaking truth to power, Ali expressed himself with force and forthrightness, becoming a global symbol of peace, freedom and equality.