Former Pakistani cricket captain Wasim Akram was unhurt following a shooting incident in Karachi on Wednesday.

Reports said that a brawl following a traffic accident led to the shooting. Akram was on the way to the National Stadium for a bowling camp when another car crashed into his Mercedes CLS 500 near Karsaz Road.

Pakistani daily Dawn reported, citing the police, the two parties had a heated argument before one of them pulled out a gun and fired a shot, which hit Akram's car tyre.

Akram was reportedly driving the car and was alone when the shooting took place.

ARY News said Akram was not the target and it was just a case of road rage.

Local police have launched an investigation. Akram has given the police the registration number of the vehicle (AEG-061) used by the assailants.

The former fast blower told local television channels that the man who shot at him was a government official. "If he can do this to me, what will he do to a common man?," Akram said.

The 49-year-old cricket legend said in his complaint the car deliberately crashed into his vehicle. "A car had hit my vehicle and when we asked him to pull over, he stepped out and opened fire. His appearance resembled that of an official," he said. 

Akram, however, told local media that the incident had nothing to do with the issue of internal security in the country. "It could happen anywhere in the world," he reportedly said. 

The shooting has sent shockwaves in the cricketing world, where the left-arm bowler is worshipped as a legend. Former cricketer and politician Imran Khan said on Twitter: "I strongly condemn the firing on Wasim Akram's car in Karachi. I am glad to know Wasim Akram is safe."

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