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#Shocking: Fast bowling legend Wasim Akram shot at in Karachi “Road Rage” attack

Legendary Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram is said to be safe and well after surviving an apparent road-rage incident during which he was shot at.

According to reports the 49-year-old was on his way to a coaching camp at the National Cricket Stadium in Karachi when his car was rammed off the road.

Mr Akram’s manager Arsalan Hyder told Cricinfo.com that the driver of the other car then opened fire.

Mr Akram was not hurt in the incident and proceeded to the National Stadium where he reported the matter to police.

Police are said to be scrutinizing CCTV footage of the incident and have provided Mr Akram with a security detail for the remainder of his stay in Karachi.

Akram pictured at Karachi National Stadium soon after surviving an apparent road-rage attack

Widely considered one of the greatest fast bowlers in the history of the game, Mr Akram currently works as a coach, consultant and commentator.

He lives between Pakistan and Australia – where his wife Shaniera Thompson hails from.

Mr Akram is expected in London later this summer where he will appear alongside the likes of Sunil Gavaskar, Shahid Afridi and other stars for a charity cricket match in aid of Help for Heroes.



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