The reaction from PTV sports anchor Dr. Nauman Niaz comes after the incident invited outrage on Twitter, with many calling out the state-run Tv channel administration to sack the anchor.
During the live show on Tuesday night, Dr. Nauman Niaz and former fast pacer Shoaib Akhtar had engaged in controversy while talking about Haris Rauf after Pakistan and New Zealand T20 World Cup match.
During the panel discussion, Akhtar was sharing his opinion on Haris Rauf and mistakenly took Shaheen Shah Afridi’s name. Dr. Nauman corrected him but later ended in a heated exchange.
And the situation was quite awkward when the host of the show Nauman during the live show asked the former pacer to leave.
Shoaib resigned from the show and later on social media, he explained the reason why he did that on social media.
I wonder why one has to be reminded @shoaib100mph is a star. He has been the best of the best, he shall always be. He has brought laurels to the country is undeniable. One side of the story always attracts nonetheless having been friends for ages I’ll always wish him the best.
— Dr. Nauman Niaz (@DrNaumanNiaz) October 26, 2021
Your tweet is even more stupid, than what you did there on live television. You are unprofessional and arrogant and you need to be sent home.
— Mariam's Madness (@MaddyWithKhan) October 27, 2021
— Wajahat Kazmi (@KazmiWajahat) October 27, 2021
How can an absolute nobody speak to Shoaib Akhtar like that on national tv?? Simply unacceptable & utterly obnoxious. This is what happens when upstarts are elevated. #ShoaibAkhtar is a legend!!!
Is this how we treat our legends?@shoaib100mph had to leave the studios during their live transmission at PTV sports after "badtameezi" by Dr Nauman Niaz. https://t.co/B6yV1fuEva pic.twitter.com/xgahQjq3Hm
— Ajmal Jami (@ajmaljami) October 26, 2021
Without going into who was right or wrong in this argument between Shoaib Akhtar & Nauman Niaz, just on merit alone; a host on state owned channel threatening to kick out a guest sporting legend OnAir, is simply outrageous & calls for the host to be fired.pic.twitter.com/FLiFc7IfhM https://t.co/3myNPq9W3b
— Malik Khurram Khan Dehwar (@KhurramDehwar) October 26, 2021
#ShoaibAkhtar has resigned and left the show. The damage control by doc didn't work. Even David Gower shown his displeasure.
Nauman Niaz must be sacked. pic.twitter.com/goDVJqS17Z
— Munawar (@2munawar) October 26, 2021