Watch: Shoaib Akhtar Insulted And Asked To Leave The Show On-Air
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Watch: Shoaib Akhtar Insulted And Asked To Leave The Show On-Air

Former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar has been making a lot of headlines lately, however, for all the wrong reasons. On Tuesday, the former pacer was indulged in a controversy after he was insulted during a live session and was asked to leave the show by the host of the show at state-owned PTV.

On Tuesday, following Pakistan’s five-wicket win over New Zealand in ongoing T20 the World Cup, Shoaib Akhtar was a part of a show alongside greats like David Gower and Sir Vivian Richardswhere they were discussing the ongoing T20 World Cup. And, as per Shoaib Akhtar, he was treated badly and was insulted on-air by the host of the show Dr. Nauman Niaz.

Several videos have been making rounds on the internet, where the host of the show Dr. Nauman Niaz had a disagreement with Akhtar over Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf. The problem started when Akhtar ignored the line of questioning by the host and decided to talk about Haris Rauf and continued to heap praises e on the Pakistan Super League franchise Lahore Qalanders. He said:

This is the guy who deserves all the credit. It was Lahore Qalanders who gave us Haris Rauf,” Akhtar said as he pointed towards the former Test pacer as Noman tried to interrupt him.

Following this, Dr. Nauman was clearly left annoyed and irritated with Akhtar trying to undermine him. As a result, the host asked him to leave the show for misbehaving with him. He said: “You have misbehaved with me and I am telling you you can leave the show now,”

After the break, there was a lot of drama that took place on the show. Akhtar said that he would like to close the unpleasant incident but demanded an apology from Dr. Nauman Niaz, who didn’t budge and continued discussing the match.

A few minutes later, Shoaib Akhtar turned to his fellow experts on the show and apologized to them as he announced his resignation from PTV sports. “My apologies for this but I am resigning immediately from PTV sports as I have been insulted and treated badly on live television in front of the nation,”

Later, Akhtar took to his Twitter and asked the host to clarify the matter himself on social media. He wrote:

 “Multiple clips are circulating on social media so I thought I shud clarify Dr. noman was abnoxious and rude wen he asked me to leave the show, it was embarrassing specially wen u have legends like sir Vivian Richards and David gower sitting on the set with some of my contemporaries”

He added:

“and seniors and millions watching. I tried to save everyone from embarrassment by saying I was pulling dr nomans leg with this mutual understanding that dr noman will also politely apologise and we will move on with the show, which he refused to do. Then I had no other choice,” 

Here, check out the Tweets:

 

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