Pakistan’s star cricketer and former team captain Wasim Akram on Wednesday got away unhurt when a unidentified shooter opened fire at his car after a car accident in the city’s busy are – Karsaz.
Shots Fired At Pakistani Cricket Legend – Wasim Akram
The 49-year-old Akram, one of the best left-arm pace bowlers ever to play the game, was en route to National Stadium where he was to lead a coaching camp for young pace bowlers.
“A car hit mine, I halted him and after that this fellow stepped out and fired at my car. He was most likely an official, I have noted the number of the car and submitted it to the police,” Akram told a news channel.
“I am still in stun. There was no danger. I was going to stadium for the camp. Your (media) job is to discover who that individual was. On the off chance that he can do it with me, then you can imagine what he would do with the common man,” Akram said.
The shot did not appear to be aimed at Akram, according to media reports.
Akram’s manager Arsalan Hyder said, “Wasim was driving himself, and the car beside him attempted to block his car on the other side and opened fire. He didn’t get hit, he is presently at the National Stadium, managing police formalities.”
Akram called the police helpline and registered a complaint immediatly. Police has come to the spot and investigation is under progress.
Akram made his international debut with an one-day international against New Zealand in 1984 and was evaluated as one of the all-time extraordinary left-arm quick bowlers.
He took 414 wickets in 104 Test matches and another 502 wickets in 356 One-day internationals before retiring soon after the 2003 World Cup.
After retirement from cricket, Akram turned into a commentator and also as a coach for Pakistani bowlers. He is also the bowling coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).