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Watch Video: Shoaib Akhtar walks out of TV show after argument

By Rohit - October 27, 2021 - Last updated on Oct 17, 2023 12:15 PM
Watch Video: Shoaib Akhtar walks out of TV show after argument

Image Source: Twitter (PTV)

Shoaib Akhtar said he had been treated badly and insulted on air by the host in the post-match show following Pakistan's five-wicket win over New Zealand in ongoing T20 the World Cup on Tuesday.

Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar was embroiled in a controversy when he walked out of a TV program and resigned from his job as a cricket analyst after being told to leave the set by the host of the show at state-owned PTV.

Later, giving his side of the story, Akhtar tweeted and posted a video, saying that Niaz had been "obnoxious" and that he was quitting the show.

"Multiple clips are circulating on social media so I thought I should 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 (sic)," tweeted Akhtar.

In a two-minute video posted on social media, Akhtar said, "There was an unpleasant incident on PTV where Nauman Niaz was being obnoxious and he asked me to leave for no rhyme or reason… I don't know why he said that. He insulted a national star on national TV and side-lined me. I realised that all the superstars (former cricketers) were on the show, what image will they form?

"I asked Nauman to somehow settle the issue… because the conversation would go viral. So, in order to ensure that a negative portrayal doesn't go out to the foreigners, I tried to pass it off as a joke, that he was pulling my leg. I asked him to say sorry to me on TV but he didn't. When he didn't say sorry, I thought I had had enough and it was time for me to leave (sic).

Watch Full Video: Shoaib Akhtar walks out of TV show after argument

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