Akram escapes unhurt in attack
The 49-year-old Akram, one of the best left-arm fast bowlers ever to play the game, was on his way to National Stadium where he was to conduct a training camp for young fast bowlers.
“A car hit mine, I stopped him and then this guy stepped out and fired at my car. He was definitely an official, I have noted the number of the car and given it to the police,” Akram told Express New Channel. I am still in shock. There was no threat. I was going to to <g data-gr-id="32">stadium</g> for the camp. Your (media) job is to find out who that person was. If 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 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.
Akram made his international debut with a one-day international against New Zealand in 1984 and was rated as one of the all-time great left-arm fast 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 quitting cricket, Akram became a sports commentator and started coaching Pakistani bowlers. He is also the bowling coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League.