Shoaib Malik, former Pakistan skipper suffered a horrific car crash in Lahore on Sunday, 10th January. Shoaib Malik was returning to his hotel from the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season six draft event.
Shoaib Malik, who is married to Indian tennis superstar Sania Mirza reportedly met with the horrific accident after attending the recently concluded Pakistan Super League (PSL) draft event for the sixth edition of the elite T20 tournament at the High-Performance Centre in Lahore.
Shoaib Malik Perfectly All Right Despite His Expensive Sports Car’s Destruction
Regarded as one of the finest all-rounders to play white-ball cricket for Pakistan, Shoaib Malik’s luxurious sports car rammed into a truck in Lahore. He represented the Peshawar Zalmi side in the previous edition of the Pakistan Super League and attended the event as the franchise’s representative. He met with an accident after the PSL draft event ended and the front part of his expensive sports car was completely destroyed after the crash.
According to a report filed by SAMAA TV, it has been learned that he tried to overtake Wahab Riaz’s car when he lost control of his fancy sports ride. The report added that the all-rounder tried his best to avoid the accident although his vehicle lost control before crashing into the truck on the sidewalk. Though Shoaib Malik’s car was totaled, the Pakistani cricketer escaped the crash unhurt. He last played T20I in 2020, ODI in 2019 and Test in 2015.
“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,” the former Pakistani captain said in his tweet.
The 38-year-old Pakistan’s all-rounder debuted in 1999 and has played 35 Tests, 287 ODIs and 116 T20Is where he averages more than 30 across formats. Shoaib Malik was captain of the now-defunct Sialkot Stallions. He led them to a world record 8 domestic T20 titles with the last one coming on 18 May 2015. He represented Karachi Kings(2016-17), Multan Sultans(2018-19) and Peshawar Zalmi(2020-21) in Pakistan Super League.
Shoaib Malik Was Sitting In The Car But Requested Not To Take Photo: Eyewitness
In regards the fatal car crash that took place on Sunday night in Lahore, the former Pakistan skipper lost control of his vehicle before colliding ‘head-on’ with a truck that was parked nearby a local restaurant. The 38-year-old was returning back to his hotel only to meet with the accident.
“Malik sahab was sitting in it,” an eyewitness was quoted as saying. “He was present on the spot and I tried to take a video of him but he requested me not to,” the eyewitness added.
He has represented the Pakistani national side in all three formats of the game in the international arena. The veteran Pakistani all-rounder has been retained by the Peshawar Zalmi side in the Platinum category for the next edition of the PSL.