Akram’s car hit by bullet after a traffic quarrel incident

KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram was caught in a firing incident which is likely to send shockwaves around the cricketing world.Akram, who is currently conducting a fast bowling camp at Karachi’s National Stadium, was on his way to a training session when his car was involved in a traffic accident.According to police, there were several cars involved in the crash but Akram said his car been deliberately targeted.“A car crashed into my vehicle and when I asked him to pull over, he stepped out and opened fire. His appearance resembled that of an official,” Akram told local media.Akram’s manager also confirmed that a car had intercepted the former captain’s vehicle.“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,” Arsalan Haider, Akram’s manager told ESPNCricinfo.The 49-year-old Akram, regarded as one of the best left-arm paceman to have played the game, is training around 20 young bowlers from across the country in a Pakistan Cricket Board talent hunt.Akram was plucked from obscurity during a similar talent hunt in 1984 and rose to enormous heights at international level, taking 414 Test and 502 one-day wickets during an illustrious career.

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