PTV anchor Nauman Niaz and former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar had a verbal slugfest during one of the matches of the ICC T20 World Cup. The anchor told Akhtar to leave the show leaving the player in shock. The channel took action against the two and removed them till the completion of the inquiry.
The anchor apologized to Akhtar but the former pacer has turned down the offer and asked Nauman to apologize to the people of Pakistan.
“I asked for an apology that evening, not now. I did not get it then so I left. Now he no longer needs to apologize to me, he needs to do so to the institution of PTV for the brand getting hurt on national TV. He has to apologize to the people of Pakistan, not to me anymore. When I left the seat, I closed that chapter,” said Akhtar while speaking to GEO Super News.
Akhtar was even slapped with a 100 million defamation notice for his online spat.
“I could have fought with him and said a lot of things to him. Look at my strength. I could have done a lot of things. But I did not because I have chosen a higher path. This was completely against my nature. People who know me, also know this is not my nature. But I did this going against my nature,” he added.