In a video message on his Facebook account, Khan said he was receiving calls from an unknown number. He said the caller was threatening to leak his ‘video’. He however declined to share further about nature of the video.
Sources informed that the caller was demanding Rs 9 million from the cricketer and warned of leaking his ‘private video’ in case of non-payment.
He clarified in advance that any video released implying himself would be ‘completely fake’
It is learnt that the person could not be traced as yet. While Khan has also not registered complaint with the law enforcers, instead he posted a message on social media.
Sharjeel Khan believes that some elements are attempting to defame his name.
ARY News correspondent Shahid Hashmi says it is expected that Sharjeel would have informed the police and other relevant authorities about threatning calls. However, Khan has not confirmed it yet.
Khan has represented Pakistan in 11 One-Day International and Twenty20 Internationals each. He is considered one of the explosives batsman of Pakistan in the T20 format.