Islamabad, Aug.30 (ANI): After having helped the Pakistan cricket team win the ICC World T20 Championship, famous psychotherapist and hypnotist Maqbool 'Max' Babri has expressed his interest in holding training sessions for the troubled Indian Premier League (IPL) team, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to change its fortunes.
Babri has written a letter to KKR owner Shahrukh Khan and the team's former captain Sourav Ganguly's brother, Snehashish Ganguly, expressing his desires to be KKR's 'mental'coach and 'thought manager' for the third season of the IPL.
"I will very much like to be a part of your team as a thought manager and mind coach. People think I am a magician, but I must confess that I am not a magician but certainly what I do appears to be like magic and transforms people to really excel in what they do and makes them happy and buoyant," Babri stated in his letter.
Interestingly, Babri had predicted that Pakistan, which was considered underdogs in the tournament, would win the T20 World Cup after spending six days with the team ahead of the event.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had appointed Babri to help players cope up with pressure and perform well in the T20 World Cuo after the team's dismal show in previous events and lack of international exposure due the refusal of foreign teams to visit Pakistan citing security reasons, The Nation reports.
Babri is regarded highly in the Pakistan team, with former coach Geoff Lawson describing him as a 'terrific asset' for the squad. (ANI)