Wasim Akram escapes unhurt after two men open fire at his car in Karachi
WASIM AKRAM escaped unhurt after his car was attacked by two unknown gunmen in city’s Karsaz area, according to media reports.
The 49-year-old fast-bowler was on his way to the National Stadium to attend a bowling camp when a vehicle rammed into his car from behind.
According to initial reports, the unidentified men hit Akram’s car and opened fire at him when he walked out of his car. He was not hurt in the attack.
“The bullet hit my car’s tyres but I remained safe. I have noted down the vehicle’s number and given it to the police,”
Akram told local TV channels. Speaking to Geo News, Wasim said that he was not facing any particular threats. Akram’s manager Arsalan Hyder said,
“Wasim was driving himself, and the car next to him tried to jam his car to one side and opened fire. He did not get hit, he is now at the National Stadium, dealing with police formalities.”
Akram called the police helpline and registered the complaint. Police has reached the spot and investigations are under way.
Hearing this incident wishes from fellow crciketers and commentators for him started flooding the social media Twitter:
Just got a message that all is well with Wasim bhai. Good to know. Important not to jump to conclusions....— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 5, 2015
Just heard about the attack on Wasim Akram @wasimakramlive. Good to know that he is safe and unhurt!— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 5, 2015
I am glad to know Wasim Akram is safe.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 5, 2015
Apart from the cricketers, the technical director of FIFA U-17 World Cup Joy Bhattacharjya also expressed his emotions
Take care Waz. Millions around the world heaving a sigh of relief! @wasimakramlive— joybhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) August 5, 2015