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Imran Khan, a former cricketer for Pakistan and the country’s prime minister, was reportedly wounded in the leg.

Imran Khan led Pakistan’s Test team throughout his playing career before switching to politics after retirement. In August, the 70-year-old was dismissed as Pakistan’s prime minister.
Imran Khan, a former cricketer for Pakistan and the current prime minister, was wounded in the leg in what his supporters claim was an assassination attempt.

Khan reportedly started shooting while addressing his supporters at a gathering in Wazirabad.

A Sky News producer was reportedly standing close to the politician-turned-cricketer as soon as he came from his container following the gunshot, according to Sky News’ Cordelia Lynch, who was on the scene.

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Khan was taken from the scene quickly, and his backers claim he survived the assassination attempt.

Khan was wounded in the leg but averted major injury, a party official said. The shooter’s identity was not immediately established, and no organisation has taken ownership.

One of Khan’s followers died, according to his political party and the police, while nine other people were hurt and one person was taken into custody there. There were nine further injuries.
After being removed as Prime Minister in April, Pakistan’s former captain has been pressing for fresh elections. His remarks have been heard at events all around Pakistan.

When the shooting occurred, he had been marching from Lahore to Islamabad for six days as part of his campaign to call for early elections.

Lynch said that she spoke with him about making threats of violence while a sizable audience had gathered to hear him speak.

Before there was a “sudden uproar,” he described the march as a “calm” protest.

“There was a lot of fear, and people were running, and the injured were brought away in an ambulance. Nobody could quite figure out what was going on, according to Lynch.

Imran Khan then appeared. I understand that he had been shot in the left leg. In fact, Mohammed, our producer here, was able to observe that. As he came out, he was extremely near to Imran Khan.

He was carried away, and three patients were attended to by a nearby doctor. This was the worst-case scenario; the possibility of this nonviolent demonstration degenerating into violence was what so many people were worried about.

Khan is transferred to Lahore for medical care.

Lynch claimed that she and Khan were inside the container when they first heard screaming and then received the order to leave the container immediately.

“There were worries that the shooter may still be aboard. But it wasn’t yet obvious if there were dangers outside. Gunfire wasn’t heard by us. It was unclear if someone had been shot or stabbed at that point, she claimed.

Lynch claimed that when armed police and emergency services pushed in, several members of the “panicked” throng shouted, “Imran Khan is dead,” before they left.

The head of the political party PTI, Faisal Javed, was also among the injured, she said, adding that Khan had been brought to a hospital in Lahore for treatment of a gunshot wound to the leg.

Khan’s successful Test career

After making his first-class debut at the age of 16, Khan enjoyed a spectacular two-decade cricket career with Pakistan before joining politics.

In June 1971 at Edgbaston, Khan made his Test debut against England while playing county cricket for Worcestershire between 1971 and 1976.

At Trent Bridge, he played his first ODI game against England in 1974. In the 1970s, he made a name for himself as one of cricket’s quickest bowlers and a forerunner of reverse swing bowling.
Khan played 88 matches in his illustrious Test career, capturing 362 wickets and amassing 3,807 runs. Additionally, he played in 175 ODI games, amassing 3,709 runs and 182 wickets.

At the age of 31, Khan succeeded Javed Miandad as captain of Pakistan’s cricket team in 1982.

He led the team in 139 one-day internationals, winning 77 and losing 57, and captained the team in 48 tests, winning 14 and losing eight.

In 1987, Khan led Pakistan to their first Test series victory over India and England as well as their first Test triumph in England at Lord’s.

After helping Pakistan win the 1987 World Cup, the fast bowler decided to stop playing for the national team but came back a year later.

When he led Pakistan to victory in the 1992 Cricket World Cup, Khan achieved his professional peak as a captain and player.

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