KARACHI: Pakistan’s fiery quick bowler Shoaib Akhtar walked out of a live cricket present on state-owned TV channel PTV Sports after the anchor, Dr Nauman Niaz, advised him to “leave the show” following an argument.
Various clips circulating on social media recommended that the undesirable incident began when Shoaib Akhtar talked about Lahore Qalandars’ participant growth program to reward Haris Rauf – the person of the match in Pakistan’s win towards New Zealand.
The anchor dismissed Akhtar, as an alternative suggesting that Shaheen Shah Afridi was the product of U19 cricket.To this, the speedster repeated that he’s referring to Haris Rauf.
However, the anchor stated he [Shoaib Akhtar] was being over good and will depart the present.
The present instantly went on to a break after that.
Following resumption of the present, Akhtar was nonetheless on set however regarded uncomfortable. At one level, each tried to minimize the incident by pretending it was pre-planned and that they’re making an attempt to tug one another’s leg.
The quick bowler, nonetheless, stated in a video assertion that it was an try to settle down the scenario after he was insulted in entrance of all of the legends of the world.
It is value mentioning that among the many contributors of the present have been cricket stars Viv Richards, David Gower, Azhar Mahmood, Rashid Latif, Aqib Javed and Sana Mir.
“Dr Nauman was obnoxious and rude when he asked me to leave the show, It was embarrassing, specially when you have legends like Sir Vivian Richards and David Gower sitting on the set with some of my contemporaries and seniors and millions watching,” Akhtar stated on Twitter.
“I tried to save everyone from embarrassment by saying I was pulling Dr Noman’s leg with this mutual understanding that he will also politely apologise and we will move on with the show, which he refused to do. Then I had no other choice,” he added.
Fans on social media have voiced their help for Akhtar after the episode, criticising the PTV Sports anchorperson for his conduct.