A very heartiest congratulations to the Pakistani team for having back-to-back victories in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. When everyone was celebrating the victory, another major incident occurred in the background. This incident turned the attention of everyone to itself. To inform you all, Shoaib Akhtar resigns PTV Sports. The resignation was filed with dignity and rightfully done.
The viewers witnessed a live incident between Shoaib Akhtar and Dr. Nauman Niaz. Dr. Nauman Niaz is the host of a show on PTV Sports. Shoaib Akhtar is a legendary player who served Pakistani cricket for years. But, insulting him on live television is completely unacceptable and unethical of Dr. Nauman Niaz.
To respond to this event, Shoaib Akhtar simply walked away from the show. He did not get involved in any fight or argument. All we heard later was, “Shoaib Akhtar resigns PTV Sports”
What Exactly Happened?
Shoaib Akhtar, Nauman Niazi, and others were on a panel on the show ‘Game on hai’. They were discussing the victory of Pakistan vs New Zealand.
Nauman Niaz disagreed with Shoaib Akhtar’s comments and proposed that he go. Shoaib, being a dignified sportsman, took it seriously and when the show resumed after the break, he resigned from PTV sports. He made it clear through his speech that he did not like the host’s treatment toward him.
The Trending #ShoaibAkhtar
The incident spread like fire on social media and became a hot topic. The hashtag #ShoaibAkhtar was soon trending on social media. This incident brought massive support to the legendary cricketer, Shoaib Akhtar. Everyone took turns towards social media to speak for justice for their legend. The sportsmen, actors, media persons, and the public came forward with their tweets to support him. These names include Muneeb Butt, Mubashar Lucman, Ali Zafar, Adnan Siddique, Waqar Zaka, Sikandar Bakht, and many others.
Everyone praised Shoaib Akhtar as a dignified and sophisticated person who preferred to quit rather than create a mess of the issue. Had there been any hot argument, the incident might have turned against the cricketer, but he smartly left PTV sports. To clarify it all, it was not at all for the sake of increasing TRP because the show was not pre-planned. He politely asked Nauman Niaz to apologize but he did not. This instigated Shoaib to leave the show.