ISLAMABAD: PTV Sports anchor Dr Nauman Niaz has lastly apologised to cricket star Shoaib Akhtar over his conduct throughout a reside TV present.
The apology got here throughout a YouTube present of journalist Rauf Klasra on Thursday, the place the PTV broadcaster admitted that he was improper.
The incident on the state-owned TV channel final month had sparked anger amongst cricket followers and PM Imran Khan took discover of it. The PTV host had advised the cricket star to go away the present within the presence of cricket legends like Sir Viv Richards and David Gower.
Speaking on the problem, Dr Nauman Niaz mentioned that the response to what he did on-air was justified and “I apologised thousands of times over my conduct.”
“Whatever the reason, I had no right to do all this on-air, it was my fault. Shoaib Akhtar is a star and I love his cricket,” Niaz mentioned.
Niaz shared that after the programme, his father mentioned that he didn’t count on this [behaviour] from him [Niaz] and that it was a mistake.
Accepting his mistake, Niaz admitted he ought to have dealt with the scenario higher as Akhtar was the star on the present and he [Niaz] was solely the host.
“It shouldn’t have happened. I’m ready to pay the price and am paying.”
Earlier, talking on Geo News programme Jashn-e-Cricket, Akhtar mentioned he had forgiven Dr Niaz for the sake of the nation and state establishments.
Akhtar had mentioned he stored ready for Niaz to apologise, however he didn’t, compelling him to go away the present.