Shoaib Akhtar left the Rawalpindi Express TV show after the host insulted him during the World Cup show on the state TV channel.
Former speed star Shoaib Akhtar praised Haris Rauf for his outstanding performance in the ICC T20 World Cup and gave credit to the Lahore Qalandars’ player development program.
The host of the state TV may not have liked Qalandars’ praise and in response he behaved rudely towards Shoaib Akhtar and asked him to leave the show after which Shoaib Akhtar left the show.
The match between Pakistan and New Zealand was being discussed in the World Cup show on state TV. The panel included West Indian legend Viv Richards, David Gower, Aqib Javed, Rashid Latif, Umar Gul, Azhar Mahmood and superstar Shoaib Akhtar.
In the presence of all these stars, Shoaib Akhtar praised Harris Rauf for his outstanding performance in the match and praised the Lahore Qalandars and said that it was a product of the young bowler Qalandars’ player development program.
The host of the program, Dr. Nauman Niaz, at first started rounding up Harris saying that Shaheen Afridi came from U-19, but later he adopted a rude manner and asked a superstar like Shoaib Akhtar to leave the show on live TV. Given
When the bitterness increased in the show, the host took a break. After the break, Shoaib Akhtar was present on the show but the disgust towards the host’s behavior was evident on his face and tone.
Fans have also expressed anger on social media over what happened to a superstar like Shoaib Akhtar in a sports show on state TV.