ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Television (PTV)’s management took notice of former Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar’s resignation on air following his spat with sports anchor Nauman Niaz during their T20 World Cup 2021 show ‘Game On Hai’.
According to the details, a committee has been formed to investigate the matter that became hype on social media.
Akhtar has already explained the matter on his Youtube channel after resigning on air on PTV Sports.
Multiple clips are circulating on social media so I thought I shud clarify. pic.twitter.com/ob8cnbvf90
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) October 26, 2021
Meanwhile, a lot of people in Pakistan lent their support to the cricketer-turned-analyst against Nauman who misbehaved with him during a live show. Celebrities also joined others to show their support for Akhtar who didn’t want to act the same as the host did.
Really applaud the grace shown by @shoaib100mph. He handled the insult heaped on him with so much maturity and patience. Anyone else would have probably lost his cool on air but this guy maintained his dignity. Signs of a good upbringing #sheerclass pic.twitter.com/BHQVO7boZW
— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) October 27, 2021
We must learn to respect our national heroes & each other generally. We are entitled to our opinions but the same can be expressed politely in a more cultured fashion with the right choice of words to avoid hurting others’ feelings. @shoaib100mph you’re a legend. #shoaibakhter pic.twitter.com/M4oZBXPfC6
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) October 27, 2021
Arguments happen during TV shows but no host tells their guest to leave. That was no way to address any guest, let alone one of the biggest international stars Pakistan has ever produced. What happened, happened; Dr Noman should have at the very least apologised to @shoaib100mph
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) October 27, 2021