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Shoaib Akhtar storms out of a TV show in anger after being insulted on-air

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The former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar was shockingly witnessed walking out of a TV show and resigned from his job as a cricket analyst. He revealed being told to leave the set by the host of the show at state-owned PTV. Shoaib Akhtar claimed he had been mistreated and insults were hurled at him on air by the host in the post-match show following Pakistan’s five-wicket win over New Zealand in ongoing T20 World Cup on Tuesday. However, his actions did not make a difference to the host as he carried on with the show.

Shoaib Akhtar walks out of the show

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Recently, a video clip of the verbal tiff between Akhtar and PTV sports host, Niaz started surfacing on social media. Fans have sympathized the Pakistan legend and demanded an apology from the PTV sports host, who is a well-known cricket historian and analyst who heads the PTV sports department.

The other guests on the show including greats like Sir Vivian Richards, David Gower, Rashid Latif, Umar Gul, Rashid Latif, Aaqib Javed and Pakistan women’s team captain Sana Mir were in utter shock by the controversial incident.

The verbal argument sparked when Akhtar ignored the line of questioning by the host and decided to talk about pacer Haris Rauf and chose to shed praise on the Pakistan Super League franchise, Lahore Qalanders and its coach, Aaqib for discovering Haris and supporting him properly.

The host was apparently furious and aggravated with Akhtar trying to undermine him, told Akhtar that he had been misbehaving with him and he would not tolerate that and in such circumstances, it was better if he left the show and then went for a commercial break.

“You have misbehaved with me and I am telling you you can leave the show now,” the host said.

After the break when the show resumed, there was more drama awaiting as Akhtar demanded an apology from the host, who rather started discussing the match.

A few moments later Akhtar turned to his fellow experts on the show and after apologizing to them announced he was resigning from PTV sports.

Shoaib Akhtar clarifies the incident

The Pakistan legend himself took to Twitter and issued official statement on the shocking event, while Niaz also chimed in his thoughts. You can check it out below:

Highlights:

  • Shoaib Akhtar was asked to leave the TV show
  • He resigns after the insult

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