Veteran Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik survived a narrow escape from what could have been a fatal car accident on Sunday in Lahore. The all-rounder crashed his car into a truck which was parked outside a restaurant while returning home from the Pakistan Super League (PSL) draft.
He had been asked to attend the draft as a guest of honor for Peshawar Zalmi. The draft was successfully completed yesterday with more than 400 players up for sale in the same. The draft was held at the National High-Performance Centre (NHPC) in Lahore.
Shoaib Malik escapes unhurt
According to sources, Malik was reportedly trying to overtake the car of fellow Pakistani cricketer Wahab Riaz and in the process, his car spiraled out of control and hit against a truck. Fortunately for him, he was able to jump out of the vehicle in time. A video of the accident has since then gone viral.
Malik was then flooded with messages from concerned fans and he clarified that he was perfectly alright saying, “I am perfectly all right everybody. It was just a happenstance 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…” ~ Shoaib Malik (sic)”
Malik will be seen in action next in the PSL for Peshawar Zalmi.