Former Pakistan cricket team skipper Shoaib Malik, who is married to Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza, on Sunday night, met with a horrific accident after leaving the 2021 Pakistan Super League (PSL) draft event at the National High-Performance Centre (NHPC) in Lahore. Malik escaped unhurt and the front part of his expensive sports car has been completely destroyed. Talking about 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.
- "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— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) January 10, 2021
The 38-year-old was returning back to his hotel from the Pakistan Super League season six draft event at the time. "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. “Shoaib 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. Malik 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. As for his cricketing career, Shoaib Malik has played 35 Test, 287 ODIs and 116 T20Is for Pakistan. When asked about retirement, he said that he has no intentions anytime soon. "I have no intentions of retiring from this format so far but let’s see how it goes," Malik added.