Watch: Shoaib Akhtar comes out after being ‘insulted on live TV, clarification then provided

Former Pakistani host Shoaib Akhtar quit a TV show and resigned as a cricket analyst after being ordered to leave the show’s host at PTV as he analyzed the victory of Pakistan over New Zealand at the T20 World Cup.

Akhtar said he was abused and insulted on the air by the host during the post-match show. Discussing the match on PTV Sports’ “Game on Hai”, Akhtar credited the Pakistan Super League Lahore Qalandars team for discovering Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf.

Host Nauman Niaz took issue with Akhtar’s comments and said, “You’re a little rude and I don’t mean that, but if you’re too smart you can go. I say it on air. “

Akhtar, who was on the show alongside former players David Gower and Viv Richards, said he couldn’t continue.

“Lots of apologies guys, lots of apologies,” Akhtar said before leaving the set. “I am resigning from PTV. Considering the way I was treated on national television, I don’t think I should be sitting here right now.”

But the show’s other guests, including greats like Sir Vivian Richards, David Gower, Rashid Latif, Umar Gul, Rashid Latif, Aaqib Javed and Pakistani women’s team captain Sana Mir were clearly shaken by the incident. .

Akhtar himself took to Twitter on Wednesday to clarify his position.

“There are several clips circulating on social media, so I thought I should clarify. Dr Noman was obnoxious and rude when he asked me to quit the show, “Akhtar tweeted.

“It was embarrassing, especially when you have legends like Sir Vivian Richards and David Gower sitting on set with some of my contemporaries and old people and millions of people watching.

“I tried to save everyone from the embarrassment by saying I was pulling Dr Noman’s leg with this mutual understanding that Dr Noman would also politely apologize and we would continue the show, which he refused. to do. Then I had no other choice.

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