When a Sri Lankan quick bowler had wished ‘a bomb’ to get detonated so that gamers can go residence on the time didn’t realise that his want would come true as moments later, bullets have been flying in all places and the safety of the gamers was compromised in Lahore.
On March 03, 2009, the Mahela Jayawardene-led aspect was gearing as much as resume play on Day 3 of the 2nd Test on the well-known Gaddafi Stadium.
While they have been glued to their traditional banter on the tour bus, terrorists outfitted with Rocket-Propelled Grenades (RPGs) and assault rifles orchestrated an ambush on the car.
As many as 6 Sri Lankan cricketers alongside with the group’s British assistant coach have been severely injured when the terrorists opened hearth on the cricketers and supporting employees of the visiting group. At least 8 people misplaced their lives.
However, Meher Khalil, made positive there have been no extra casualties. So who’s Meher Khalil?
The lifesaver was the man who drove the bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricketers to security via firings. While all nonetheless bear in mind him for his humanity, he, nonetheless, feels the deadly incident is greatest to be forgotten.
He had instructed AFP, “Initially I thought that they were Lahorites and were celebrating with the firecrackers. But when two people came towards me and started firing at me then I realised that it was some other kind of work.”
He was shaken into motion when the gamers started shouting “Go! Go!”
“Those words were like a 440-volt current jolting through my body. I gathered myself and then hit the throttle. There were 10 to 12 people who attacked them as they were coming from the team hotel,” he added.
“Thank God I kept my confidence and dashed them (the players) safely to the stadium.”