Former and current Pakistan cricketers stand in solidarity with Imran Khan

 Former and current Pakistan cricketers stand in solidarity with Imran Khan

Imran Khan (Image Credit: Twitter)

On November 3, former Pakistan cricket captain and Prime Minister, Imran Khan was injured after he was shot in the leg. Apparently, he and his political party were carrying out a ‘real freedom’ rally at Zafarali Khan Chowk in Wazirabad. Reportedly, he was shot in the leg three to four times. However, the assailant couldn’t ‘complete his task’ due to a Samaritan in the crowd.

After the tragic incident, the former PM was rushed to a hospital via a bullet-proof vehicle. Several videos of the incident are doing rounds on the internet. Notably, alongside Khan, senator Faisal Javed Khan has also been severely injured during the attack. After the incident, a PTI member, Fawad Chaudhary claimed that Imran Khan was shot with an AK-47 and it was a planned attack.

“He is in stable condition,” Raoof Hasan, a senior aide said, declaring, “This was an attempt to kill him, to assassinate him.”

Former and current Pakistan stand in solidarity with Imran Khan on Twitter

Meanwhile, after the incident, the former and current Pakistani cricketers stood up in solidarity with the 1992 World Cup-winning skipper. Wasim Akram took to Twitter and wrote “Deeply disturbed about the events unfolding in Wazirabad . Our prayers with Imran BHAI and everyone there. We as a country must come together and not allow anyone to distort our national unity,” Akram said in his tweet.

Notably, Akram is also a former skipper of the Pakistan team who led the team in the 1999 WC. On the other hand, the current Pakistan skipper and vice-captain, Babar Azam and Shadab Khan also spoke against the ghastly attacks on Khan. Babar wrote ‘Strongly condemn this heinous attack on @ImranKhanPTI. May Allah keep Kaptaan safe and protect our beloved Pakistan, Ameen.’

Shadab wrote ‘Dua hai @ImranKhanPTI theek hon. Aur jo jo is hamle mai zakhmi hue hein woh jald se jald sehat yaab ho jayein. Meri puray mulk se guzarish hai ke aman qayam rakhein.

Former Pakistan tearaway pacer, Shoaib Akhtar also expressed his concerns over the incident. He uploaded a video on Twitter speaking on the incident.

Another former skipper Mohammad Hafeez, who retired from international cricket early this year, also expressed his concerns.




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