Sami robbed at gunpoint

Injured Pakistani seamer, Mohammad Sami, has been robbed of approximately Rs. 1.5 million (USD 25,300) when his home in Karachi was burgled early yesterday (Saturday) morning.

According to the First Information Report (FIR) lodged by Sami’s elder brother, four masked robbers broke into their house at 4 am, and locked all the family members in a room at gunpoint.

In an interview with The Press Trust of India (PTI), Sami, who is currently nursing a heel surgery, said, “We estimate that the robbers took away nearly Rs. 1.5 million worth of prize bonds, defence saving certificates, American dollars and jewelry.

“The dacoits entered our house at 4am and locked all seven of my family members in one room at gunpoint. They tied our hands and threatened to kill us if we made any noise. They stayed in the house for nearly an hour and fled with all the valuables.

“Although the dacoits didn’t misbehave with us but naturally we are shell-shocked. I am definitely worried about the condition of my mother who is in a state of shock,” said Sami, who has been left out of the Pakistan squad for the ODI series in West Indies because of his injury, but is likely to rejoin the side for the Tests.

This is not the first instance of a major robbery against a Pakistani cricketing set-up member this week. The team physio, Eric Johnson, in a similar scenario, was robbed of around Rs. 1 million (USD 16,870).

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