Inzamam-ul-Haq recounts the horror of the 2002 Karachi explosion
LAHORE: Former Captain of Pakistan Inzamam -ul-Haq He talked about what happened to the players when a bomb explosion happened near the hotel where the Pakistani and New Zealand sides were staying in Karachi in the summer of 2002.
Neither player was injured, but that was a terrifying day, he said. Inzamam on his YouTube channel. My room was on the side where the impact of the explosion took place. Fortunately he was not in the room as the glass in the windows broke and hit the wall on the opposite side.
14 died, including the same bomber that detonated an explosive inside a car in front of the neighboring Sheraton hotel. The series was dropped after that and the Kiwis went home.
We were just about to leave for the ground when the incident took place, said Inzamam. Players were mostly leaving for breakfast. I heard something but couldn't understand what had happened. All the curtains and window panes had broken. I asked a guard and I've told me there was a bomb blast.
They asked me to go to the basement and there I saw all the New Zealand players in the pool and they were all crying. These players had never experienced anything like this at home.