Major (retd) Amirul Rehman, who shot at Wasim Akram in a road rage incident in Karachi, Pakistan, earlier this month, has tendered an "unconditional apology" to the cricketer for the same.

The retired Pakistani army official called the incident a "sad" one, and referred to Akram as a "national hero" on his hand-written apology statement.

"First of all my unconditional apology on the sad incident which took place during a road rage. Myself and family are great fan of yours. I had a strong opposition at home, also of in your favour," the statement read.

"You are our national hero, our pride. How can I think to fight with you, it was just a misunderstanding," Rehman added.

A brawl ensued on the streets of Karachi following a traffic accident on 5 August, when the former left-arm fast bowler was on his way to the National Stadium for a bowling camp in his Mercedes CLS 500. The incident took place near Karsaz Road.

The heated argument provoked Rehman to pull out his gun and fire a shot, which hit Akram's car tyre. The cricketer remained unhurt though.

The prime suspect was granted interim bail just days later by a sessions court in Karachi against a surety bond of Rs 30,000. Rehman's arms license is also believed to have been cancelled.

Meanwhile Akram, who is also the bowling coach of Indian Premier League (IPL) side Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), accepted Rehman's apology.

"Pakistan is my country where I do not move around with security, I do not want to live anywhere other than Pakistan," Akram told Geo News.