Published On : Wed, Aug 5th, 2015

Wasim Akram has close shave during car-attack in Karachi


Wasim Akram’s car was attacked by unknown assailants in Karachi on Wednesday. The former Pakistan Test captain was on his way to the National Stadium when his car was fired upon. Akram escaped unhurt.

Akram has recently taken up a coaching assignment with Pakistan Cricket Board. He is training juniors in Karachi. Akram spends most of the time commentating on cricket from various venues around the world.

Reports say that Akram’s car was caught in a traffic accident and an altercation followed. During this exchange, someone fired and a bullet hit the tyre of Akram’s car, in what seems to be a case of road rage.

Police said Akram was not the intended target but was lucky to escape the bullet. However, the 49-year-old legend reportedly said the car deliberately rammed into his vehicle from behind. Akram was not at the wheels.

“A car had hit my vehicle and when we asked him to pull over, he stepped out and opened fire. His appearance resembled that of an official,” Akram has been quoted in the local media.