Karachi: Pakistan cricket team’s Former captain and all-rounder player Shoaib Malik confirmed his well-being and that he was perfectly all right and unhurt after his yesternight’s fatal car crash in Lahore. The 38-year-old cricketer met with an accident while he was leaving the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s National High-Performance Centre after attending the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Player Draft 2021.
Tweeting to his fans about his health, Malik wrote on his micro-blogging account, “I am perfectly all right everybody. It was just an accident and Almighty has been extremely Benevolent. Thank you to each one of you who’ve reached out. I am deeply grateful for all the love and care…,” read his tweet.
As per reports, Shoib left the venue at a very high speed and was his expensive sports car went out of his control, thus, ended up skidding on the road and hitting the parked truck near a restaurant close to NHPC.
To note, Shoib has played 35 Tests, 287 ODIs and 116 T20Is for his country and has no intentions of retiring anytime soon. “I have no intentions of retiring from this format so far but let’s see how it goes,” the former captain added.
According to reports, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had organized a player draft for Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 that will run from February 20 to March 22 in Karachi and Lahore. Defending champions Karachi Kings will be seen locking horns with Quetta Gladiators in the opening game at the National Stadium.
As per Pakistan media, Malik was trying to go past Wahab Riaz’s car when the unfortunate incident occurred. Though, the cricketer tried his best to avoid an accident but he lost his control and smashed the front part of his expensive sports car against the nearby truck. Malik, however, escaped unhurt but his car was destroyed completely. Videos of the same are also taking rounds on social media platforms which were recorded by the nearby on-lookers.