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Pakistan's former cricket captain Wasim Akram says he escaped gun attack in Karachi

  • Pakistan's former cricket captain Wasim Akram talks to media regarding a gun attack at the National Stadium in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. A gunman opened fire on Pakistan’s legendary former cricket captain Wasim Akram in an apparent incident of road-rage in the southern city of Karachi on Wednesday, police said. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

    Pakistan's former cricket captain Wasim Akram talks to media regarding a gun attack at the National Stadium in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. A gunman opened fire on Pakistan’s legendary former cricket captain Wasim Akram in an apparent incident of road-rage in the southern city of Karachi on Wednesday, police said. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)  (The Associated Press)

  • A police officer examines the car of Pakistan's former cricket captain Wasim Akram after a a gun attack at National Stadium in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Akram said he was on his way to the sports stadium when a man rammed his vehicle into his car and then opened fire before fleeing. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

    A police officer examines the car of Pakistan's former cricket captain Wasim Akram after a a gun attack at National Stadium in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Akram said he was on his way to the sports stadium when a man rammed his vehicle into his car and then opened fire before fleeing. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pakistan's former cricket captain Wasim Akram leaves after talking to media regarding a gun attack at the National Stadium in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. A gunman opened fire on Pakistan’s legendary former cricket captain Wasim Akram in an apparent incident of road-rage in the southern city of Karachi on Wednesday, police said.   (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

    Pakistan's former cricket captain Wasim Akram leaves after talking to media regarding a gun attack at the National Stadium in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. A gunman opened fire on Pakistan’s legendary former cricket captain Wasim Akram in an apparent incident of road-rage in the southern city of Karachi on Wednesday, police said. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)  (The Associated Press)

Pakistan's former cricket captain Wasim Akram says he escaped a gun attack in the southern port city of Karachi.

Akram said Wednesday he was on his way to a sports stadium when a man rammed his vehicle into his car and then opened fire before fleeing.

He told a Pakistani news channel that he did not know who was behind the attack.

Akram, 49, made his international debut with a one-day international against New Zealand in 1984 and was rated as one of the all-time great left-arm fast bowlers. He took 414 wickets in 104 test matches and another 502 wickets in 356 one-day internationals before retiring soon after the 2003 World Cup.

After quitting cricket, Akram became a sports commentator and started coaching Pakistani bowlers.