"I am perfectly all right everybody."
Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik escaped a nasty accident on January 10, 2021, when his sports car crashed into a truck in Lahore.
The 38-year-old cricketer was reportedly leaving the Pakistan Cricket Board’s National High-Performance Centre (NHPC) at the time of the incident.
It is believed that Shoaib Malik’s sports car lost control and crashed into a truck that was parked near a restaurant.
He had allegedly been driving over the speed limit and lost control of his car.
The Pakistani cricketer escaped the incident unharmed, however, the same can not be said for his sports car.
Shoaib took to Twitter shortly after the accident to inform fans that he was unharmed.
– "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
“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 was leaving the NHPC after attending the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Player Draft 2021.
The Pakistan Cricket Board had organised a player draft for PSL 2021 that will run from February 20 to March 22, 2021, in Karachi and Lahore.
2020 champions Karachi Kings will lock horns against Quetta Gladiators in the opening game at the Pakistan National Stadium.
More than 400 international players have registered for the sixth edition of the league.
Over 90 players from the West Indies, 80 from England, 40 from Sri Lanka, around 30 from South Africa and Afghanistan each, 20 from Bangladesh, 14 from Australia, and eight from New Zealand were in the line.
All six Pakistan Super League franchises were allowed to pick the players based on their turn.
Two-time winners Islamabad United made the first selection followed by Multan Sultan and last year’s finalist Lahore Qalandars.
Peshawar Zalmi, who won the 2017 edition made the fourth pick while 2019 champions Quetta Gladiators were the fifth in line.
Defending champions Karachi Kings were the last in line.
Shoaib had graced the event as a representative of the franchise Peshawar Zalmi and was retained in the platinum category.
The draft consisted of 18 rounds; 16 regulars and two supplementary.
A few of the notable signings included Quetta Gladiators picking West Indies power-hitter Chris Gayle.
The 41-year-old had last played in PSL for Karachi Kings in the 2017 edition before representing Lahore Qalandars in 2016.
Apart from Gayle, Gladiators also chose South African quick Dale Steyn and England’s Tom Banton.
The main signings of Multan Sultans were Chris Lynn, Mohammad Rizwan and Carlos Braithwaite while Peshawar Zalmi included David Miller, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Imam-ul-Haq.
Karachi Kings named Mohammad Nabi while Lahore Qalandars picked Afghanistan’s spinner, Rashid Khan.
Apart from this, Islamabad United chose Chris Jordan as one of their key players.
Pakistan Super League fans are avidly looking forward to the sixth edition of the series.