Ice melts b/w Shoaib Akhter, Nauman Niaz as Fawad Ch intervenes
Shoaib Akhtar and Dr Nauman Ijaz
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry Saturday sorted out the issue between fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar and Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) anchor Dr Nauman Niaz, in which the national TV anchor apologized to the Rawalpindi Express, reported 24NewsHD TV.
دوست دو چار نکلتے ہیں کہیں لاکھوں میں— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) November 13, 2021
جتنے ہوتے ہیں سوا اتنے ہی کم ہوتے ہیں
۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔ بات اتنی نہیں تھی کہ اس پر اتنی گفتگو ہوتی لیکن کیا ہے کہ سوشل میڈیا اب اتنا بڑا ہے کہ چھوٹی باتیں بھی بڑی ہو جاتی ہیں، بہرحال All is well that ends well #GameOnHai #PTV pic.twitter.com/TLsGjfUw13
Meanwhile, Shoaib Akhtar accepted the apology of Dr Nauman in the following words. He wrote: “It was an unpleasant incident on national television and it had hurt my sentiments, that’s why it took me a while. Taking a higher moral ground, I am accepting the apology of @DrNaumanNiaz. Let’s move on from this.”
It was an unpleasant incident on National Television and it had hurt my sentiments thats why it took me a while. Taking a higher moral ground, i am accepting the apology of @DrNaumanNiaz . Lets move on from this.— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) November 13, 2021
Earlier, Dr. Nauman Niaz had shown rudeness with Shoaib Akhtar in front of foreign superstars in a sports programme on state TV, on which Shoaib Akhtar announced to leave the programme on air and announced his resignation.
Dr Nauman Niaz said in his statement: “The response to the programme on air was justified, whatever the reason, I had no right to do all this on air, it was my fault, I was at fault. I apologize not once but thousands of times. Shoaib Akhtar is a star. I love his cricket.”
Reporter Awais Kiyani