David Gower takes side with Dr Nauman on Shoaib Akhtar episode
David Gower with Dr Nauman.
David Gower, English commentator and former skipper of the England cricket team, took side with Dr Nauman Niaz in the Nauman-Shoaib episode that was still one of the top trends on social networking website Twitter.
In the same show, David Gower who was sitting right to the host said that he had never seen such an event on TV. “Our team is down by one but we still have a very fine team and I am looking forward to the best.”
Later he tweeted, “Delighted to be in Pakistan and enjoying the chats with the good doctor and the panel in the PTV studio.”
Delighted to be in Pakistan and enjoying the chats with the good doctor and the panel in the PTV studio. https://t.co/HgJMwu3wvZ— David Gower (@David215Gower) October 26, 2021
The left-handed batsman of his era, Gower played 117 Test matches and 114 One Day Internationals scoring 8,231 and 3,170 runs.
Former Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar, also known as the Rawalpindi Express for his sheer fast bowling, was embroiled in a controversy when he walked out of a TV programme and resigned from his job as cricket analyst after being told to leave the set by the host of the show at state-owned PTV Sports.
Shoaib Akhtar, who played 46 Tests and 163 ODIs, got up, took off his microphone and left. Host Nauman Niaz didn’t attempt to call him back and showed no reaction at all and carried on with the show as normal.
But the other guests on the show including greats like Sir Vivian Richards, David Gower, Rashid Latif, Umar Gul, Aaqib Javed and Pakistan women’s team captain Sana Mir were clearly shaken by the incident.
Dr Nauman Niaz and Shoaib Akhtar had a harsh exchange of words during live PTV transmission. pic.twitter.com/nE0OhhtjIm— Kamran Malik (@Kamran_KIMS) October 26, 2021
PTV formed a committee to probe the matter.