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Some late night drama at PTV’s ‘Game On Hai’, Shoaib Akhtar walks out after being ‘insulted on live show

Shoaib Akhtar walked off the set of PTV sports saying he is embarrassed about what happened during the live transmission.

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Some late-night drama at PTV’s Sports ‘Game On Hai’ that left Shoaib Akhtar to walk out after being ‘insulted on lives show.

It all happened at the PTV Sports show “Game on Hai” on Tuesday night when the former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar had to leave a live show midway following a heated exchange with the host of the show  Dr. Nauman Niaz while analyzing Pakistan’s victory over New Zealand.

Akhtar had credited the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Lahore Qalandars for discovering Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf.

However, Niaz cut him short and moved to the next guest for their comment, after saying, “You’re being a little rude and I don’t want to say this: but if you’re being over smart, you can go. I am saying this on-air.”

It is still not clear what rubbed Niaz the wrong way, to be rude to the guest that too in front of international stars sitting on the panel.

The guests on the show, including greats like Sir Vivian Richards, David Gower, Rashid Latif, Umar Gul, Aaqib Javed, and Pakistan women’s team captain Sana Mir clearly looked shaken by the incident.

Shoaib Akhtar walked off the set of PTV sports saying he is embarrassed about what happened during the live transmission. He resigned while he was live on Game On Hai.

“A lot of apologies guys, a lot of apologies,” Akhtar said before walking off the set. “I am resigning from PTV. The way I have been treated on national TV, I don’t think I should be sitting here right now.”

 

 

 

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.