Shoib Akhtar resigns: The PTV Sports show Game on Hai experienced some unwelcome drama late Tuesday night, shortly after Pakistan vs. New Zealand T20 World Cup match concluded and the show’s guests, which included international stars, gathered to analyze the game.
While Shoaib Akhtar was going through some cricket trivia, he credited the Pakistan Super League’s Lahore Qalandars team for discovering Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf, the show’s host, Nauman Niaz, took offense and snapped back at Shoaib.
“You’re being a little rude, and I hate to say it, but if you’re being overly clever, you can go.” “I’m saying this on-air,” Niaz told Shoaib, before cutting him off and moving on to the next guest for their response.
It wasn’t clear what irritated Niaz, and Shoaib appeared to be caught off guard.
As the tension in the room rose as a result of the interruption, Niaz requested a commercial break.
The show was later resumed, but the atmosphere remained charged, and Shoaib, despite his best efforts, appeared to struggle to get over the way he had been cut off.
He ultimately decided to leave the show after apologizing to the other guests, who included Sana Mir, Sir Viv Richards, and David Gower, among others.
“Apologies, guys, apologies, apologies, apologies, apologies, apologies, apologies, apologies PTV has asked me to resign. I don’t think I should be sitting here right now after how I was treated on national television. As a result, I’m resigning. “Thank you very much,” he said as he unclipped his microphone and rose from the table.
Shoaib’s departure seemed to have had no effect on Nauman Niaz, who continued reading from his script as if nothing had happened.
Shoaib later issued a video statement on Twitter clarifying his position, saying he was ready to bury the hatchet in order to avoid further embarrassment.
However, he stated that he did request an apology from Niaz on-air, which Niaz refused to provide.
“Because multiple clips are circulating on social media, I thought I’d clarify.” Dr. Noman was obnoxious and rude when he asked me to leave the show; it was humiliating, especially with legends like Sir Vivian Richards and David Gower on the set, as well as some of my contemporaries and seniors, and millions watching.
“I tried to save everyone from embarrassment by saying I was pulling Dr. Noman’s leg with the mutual understanding that Dr. Noman would also politely apologize and we would continue with the show, which he refused to do.” “I didn’t have much of a choice at that point,” Shoaib wrote on Twitter.
The incident sparked outrage on Twitter, with many calling for Nauman Niaz’s dismissal for insulting a national icon on live television.