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Sohaib Maqsood talks about the time he saved a family during a fire incident at Karachi

Out of favor Pakistan all-rounder, Sohaib Maqsood opened up about a fire incident which took place in Karachi. Maqsood and his accomplice saved lives of a family during the ill-fated incident of 2016.

The all-rounder is currently part of Multan Sultan’s campaign in the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). From the sidelines of their match against Quetta Gladiators was from where the middle-order batsman briefed about the incident.

Sohaib Maqsood talks about the time he saved a family during a fire incident at Karachi
Sohaib Maqsood of Pakistan. (Photo credit should read MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP/Getty Images)

Reportedly, a substantial fire broke through the four-star hotel Regent Plaza which claimed as many as 11 lives. Additionally, as many as 70 people suffered injuries due to the fire.

Apart from being one of the survivors from the unfortunate incident, Maqsood managed to save a family from the wrath of fire.

It was a very dangerous situation; we were there as we were part of the Quaid-e-Azam trophy tournament. Me, alongside my friends, rescued a family including children. One was five years old and the other one was probably three years old,” explained Sohaib Maqsood from the sidelines of the match against the Gladiators.

Sohaib Maqsood talks about the time he saved a family during a fire incident at Karachi
Pakistani batsman Sohaib Maqsood. (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Saving lives, proudest moment for Maqsood

Sohaib mentioned, keeping in mind all the glories on the cricketing field, it is the moment where he managed to save the lives of the children which he is proudest.

We rescued them and ourselves, but when we saw the smiles on the faces of those children after they were saved, that was the proudest moment of life, more than all the centuries and achievements on the cricket field,” added Maqsood according to Business Recorder.

Sohaib Maqsood talks about the time he saved a family during a fire incident at Karachi
Maqsood plays a stroke against Sri Lanka. Credits: AFP

The now 30-year old was part of the World Cup of 2015 and the subsequent bilateral ties until New Zealand tour of 2016. Since then, he has failed to come into the national reckoning. However, domestic records of Maqsood always keep him into the fray of selection.

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