Wasim Akram Escapes Unhurt In Karachi Shooting

05/08/2015 6:10 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
Former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram arrives for a meeting with Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders owner and Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Aug.30, 2009. Akram is one of the leading contenders for the job of the coach of the Knight Riders. (AP Photo/Dhiraj Singh)

Former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram escaped unhurt after the car he was travelling in was fired upon.

Akram was on his way to the National Stadium in Karachi for a training camp for fast bowlers, when his car collided with a Honda Civic. An argument ensued between occupants of the cars, after which a private security guard in the Civic shot at Akram's car, reports the Express Tribune.

No one was hurt. The assailants sped away before police reached the scene.

Authorities are currently searching for the car and its occupants. “I have noted down the vehicle’s number and given it to the police," Akram said, adding that he had not received death threats.

Here is a video of Akram's reaction:

Akram, 49, is one of Pakistan's cricketing greats, with 414 test wickets and 502 wickets in one-dayers in a career spanning 17 years. He was also part of Imran Khan's team that won the world cup in 1992. He has been a commentator, and team mentor to Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League since retiring from first-class cricket in 2002.

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