Dr Nauman Niaz responded to Shoaib Akhtar after heated argument on PTV Sports Dr Nauman Niaz responded to Shoaib Akhtar after heated argument on PTV Sports

Dr Nauman Niaz responded to Shoaib Akhtar after heated argument on PTV Sports

Shoaib Akhtar and Nauman Niaz
Shoaib Akhtar and Nauman Niaz

Dr. Nauman Niaz, a sports anchor, responded to the criticism he received after a heated argument with former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar by saying, "one side of the story always attracts"

Soon after Pakistan thrashed New Zealand in the T20 World Cup, the PTV Sports show "Game on Hai" saw some unwanted drama late Tuesday night. Dr. Nauman Niaz and Shoaib Akhtar got into an argument with during the show on Tuesday regarding performance of Pakistani pacer Haris Rauf against New Zealand.

After facing alot of backlash and criticism from government officials and public, Nauman has responded to the critics by leaving a message on Twitter earlier today.

What went wrong in the show?

In a show where cricket legend like Vivan Richardss was present, the guests were gathered to discuss the game after Pakistan's victory, a squabble erupted.

Niaz appeared to take offence and snapped back at Akhtar as he was going over some cricket trivia — during which he credited the Pakistan Super League's Lahore Qalandars team for discovering Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf.

Here is the complete video:

It wasn't clear what had irritated Niaz, and Shoaib appeared to be caught off guard. Niaz requested a commercial break as the tension in the room rose as a result of the interruption.

The show was later resumed, but the atmosphere remained tense, and Akhtar appeared to be struggling to get over the way he had been cut off, despite his best efforts. After apologising to the other guests, which included Sana Mir, Sir Viv Richards, and David Gower, among others, he eventually decided to leave the show. 

Shoaib's departure seemed to have had no effect on Niaz, who continued reading from his script as if nothing had happened. Later, Akhtar issued a video statement on Twitter clarifying his position on the matter, saying he was willing to bury the hatchet in order to avoid further embarrassment.

Shoaib Akhtar clearly felt embarassed by this behaviour of a host and friend on a live show thats why he is demanding an apology from Nauman Niaz. However PTV Sports has started an inquiry on the matter. Here is the tweet from official Twitter account of PTV sports.

Tell us in the comment section, What do you guys think about this on going tension between the speedster and Nauman Niaz.

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