Man who fired at Wasim Akram apologises | The Daily Star
02:12 PM, August 31, 2015 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:35 PM, August 31, 2015

Man who fired at Wasim Akram apologises

The prime suspect involved in a road-rage shooting incident with former captain of Pakistan cricket team, Wasim Akram, has submitted a written apology to the cricket legend.

In his letter, Major (retd) Amirul Rehman tendered unconditional apology over what he says was a "sad incident" which arose out of road rage and added that he and his family were a great fan of Wasim Akram.

Rehman said that he faced opposition from his family members in favour of Akram. He called the former left arm all-rounder – also known as the Sultan of Swing – a national hero and pride of the country and added that the whole incident was a misunderstanding.

The suspect also sought a personal audience with the cricket legend.

On August 6, Wasim Akram's Mercedes was shot at on Karachi's Karsaz Road while the former cricket star was on his way to the National Stadium Karachi to conduct a training session for young bowlers.

The shooting incident took place after Akram got into a minor car accident.

Following the mishap the former cricket captain had asked the driver to pull over. A heated discussion had ensued and the suspect, who was sitting in the back seat, came out of the car and fired a shot which hit Akram's vehicle.

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